Today it is all about the chicken wing.
These things are the multi-lingual, bisexual, transgender, three-boobied alien who accepts cash, card, food stamps or a prize-winning root vegetable as preferred forms of payment.
You can do so many different things with chicken wings.
These things are about maximizing your dollar to flavour ratio.
These things are a decent meal from your last few bucks.
These things are not chicken breast.
These things will not help you soar like an eagle*.
These things are you feeding the crowd at your next swingers party and looking like you are directly descendant from the holiest of holies him/herself.
This is going to work well in a smoker or kettle BBQ with indirect heat.
SMOKY CHICKEN WINGS
As many or as few wings as you think you require
Your favourite chicken rub
Your favourite saucy good times
Fire up your smoker/grill and get the temp up to 160C-ish (320F). Place a couple of small chunks of smoky flavour wood on the coals to make those wings taste extra sexy.
Season wings with a little BBQ rub that makes you happy.
Place the wings on the grill however you see fit… a nice little around-the-rim pattern seems to be quite vogue right now.
The lid goes on.
Let the wings have a little smoky loving; 30-ish minutes for full wings and 20-ish minutes for wing segments, or until cooked. It is totally legit to cut one open and check that they are done though, so don’t be afraid to do that just to be sure.
Give them another little sprinkle with your BBQ rub of choice to freshen up those flavours.
Serve with BBQ sauce and hot sauce and… and… and… yeah, you get it, right?
Once you get these little babies sorted it’s time to start experimenting with different rubs and glazes and sauces and even wood flavours.
Go now, soar like an eagle with the down trodden, funny looking, little chicky wings.
* In fact, if you try to fly from a tall building after eating a bowl of these things, it is almost certain that you will fall to your death. With a little extra cash you could possibly purchase a “herbal wing substitute” that will surely help you fly**.
**Once again, may not actually help you fly.