Make these chicken smoked chicken wings with the help of our step-by-step guide to smoking. Serve with a ranch or blue-cheese dressing for dipping. Also check out more chicken wings recipes such as our BBQ chicken wings and buffalo wings.
- chicken wings 1kg, wing tips removed
- pressed apple juice 100ml
- apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp
- cherry wood chips a few handfuls, (see ‘Which wood?’ box, below)
- ranch or blue-cheese dressing to serve
- sweet paprika 2 tsp
- garlic granules 1 tsp
- onion granules 1 tsp
- dried oregano 1 tsp
- cayenne pepper a large pinch
- black peppercorns ground to make ½ tsp
- ground cumin 1 tsp
- dried chilli flakes a large pinch
- sea salt flakes 2 tsp
*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards
Which wood to use for smoking?
- Different woods produce different flavour profiles and, as such, some woods are better suited to particular types of food than others. Some woods, including oak, hickory and mesquite, give off strong, pungent smokes; others, such as beech and alder, provide a much lighter, more delicate smoke; the likes of apple, cherry and maple would be considered medium smoking woods but each has a distinct flavour profile. It’s good to experiment with how different woods go with different foods, particularly meats, but classic combos include hickory with brisket, oak with salmon and apple with cheese. Our two beginner recipes over the page use cherry wood with chicken wings and oak with a rack of pork ribs, but the possible combinations are almost limitless – it’s all about experimenting with what works and discovering your personal favourites. There are plenty of specialist websites that deliver wood chips specifically for smoking, including hotsmoked.co.uk, bbqworld.co.uk and smokewoodshack.com.
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- Kcals 253
- Fat 14.7g
- Saturates 4g
- Carbs 5.5g
- Sugars 4.7g
- Fibre 1.1g
- Protein 24.2g
- Salt 2.5g