Help with chicken wings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jodyfj40, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. jodyfj40

    jodyfj40 Fire Starter

    Just cooked my first wings on the rec tec. Cooked for 1 hour at 350. They seemed moist and tasted great but were chewy. Not just the skin. Everyone loved them but I can't have that. Please tell me what i did wrong. I didn't brine just olive oil and lemon pepper. Then tossed in wing sauce.
    Thanks for the help
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do a low and slow cook on them for about 2 hrs at 250°, then toss in sauce and put them on a hot grill, and toss in sauce one more time right before serving. The low and slow gives you a nice tender meat, the hot grill crisps the skin while cooking the sauce flavor in, followed by the last saucing to punch up the flavor!
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can do a couple things. I'm not a fan of low and slow for bird, but in the case of wings it will help to break down the connective tissue. Or you could just raise the temp to 375˚ and smoke 'em for about an hour and a half. That will give you less chewy skin and will also break down the connective tissue.
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like around 220º for 2 hours, pecan wood. Then to a hot grill to crisp them up. Add the sauce when they get to the table.

  5. jodyfj40

    jodyfj40 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys,

    After speaking with a guy at work who cooks alot of wings he told me to go hotter longer.  I'll try this next time, and will probaly do low and slow also when i'm cooking wings and pork at the same time in the future.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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