Injected Chicken Wings Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dukeburger, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had a few pounds of wings sitting in the freezer, so I decided it's what's for dinner tonight. I'm injecting half of them with Franks/butter and the other half with honey garlic (my favorite combo).

    Whipped together a batch of beans as well and put them in the WSM a few hours before the wings.

    Hoping to get my WSM up to at least 325 in these winds to crisp up the skin, so we'll see what happens..

    Qview

    Sauces: I like to use Frank's Thick when injecting because well, it's thicker...Tends to stay injected in the meat better than regular Franks rather than dripping out during the smoke.


    Beans before the smoke


    Wings all injected


    And dusted with Jeff's rub


    WSM time


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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be a tasty meal!
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll take some honey garlic please!
     
  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just had to put out a fire. My cardboard windbreak went up in flames. Luckily I can see my smoker from the couch and got out in time before things got too crazy.

    A pretty good burnt hand and some singed facial hair was the result. Lesson learnt...[​IMG]

    Wings are about done though.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heres my wind break.

     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ouch sorry to hear that,but it will be easier for all of us to steal your wings now!:biggrin:
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well don't leave us hanging, where's the finished wings??? How'd they turn out?
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
  8. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wings turned out alright. A bit overcooked due to all the excitement. Had my personal photographer take pics as I have 3 roasted fingers tips and a thumb. [​IMG]

    Skin was nice and crispy (on the wings too!), but the sauce wasn't as prominent as I would have liked. I may try injecting post-cook next time.

    Thanks for looking!


     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It all looks great! :drool
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Yummm!!! How long did the wings sit after you injected them before going into the smoker? I like to inject the night before, or at the very minimum 4-6 hours before. Allows the injection to really get into the meat and skin.
     
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Only a couple hours. Is this the secret? I've only had injected wings turn out the way I like once (my first try) out of countless attempts. I'm always chasing that purple dragon so to speak [​IMG]
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They really are better if you can let them sit overnight after you inject them. Make sure when you inject that you do so in multiple spots of the wing. I use a thinner mix. Franks regular and beer usually a 50/50 mix or 75/25 (franks-beer).

    I also inject other marinades into the wings too. Teriyaki which is requested by my boys all the time. Italian dressing (strained). BBQ sauce.
     
  13. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I usually inject to the point where the wings are borderline shaking under the pressure, but when finished can barely notice if they were injected at all. The thick Franks has helped some and my honey garlic were somewhat noticeble this time, but still not like that first time many years ago when they were literally bursting with sauce. Still can't pinpoint what I did differently there.

    I will try the overnight rest next time!
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Duke , sorry  your meal didn't turn out as you wanted , and your hand and face got burned (you'll get cooks fingers

    that way) . And that Honey-Garlic sounds great ( I love Garlic) . Where did you get it and can we make a trade deal if I

    can't find it ( like Barter) [​IMG]  [​IMG]

    As for the leakage , I'm stumped on how to stop it , I don't inject . Start a 'Log Book' and keep all suggestions there

    and find your own style from them , and keep all you other info. there too [​IMG]  .
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015
  15. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As a welder I've grown acustomed to burns, NBD [​IMG]

    The honey garlic sauce is readily available in any grocery store around here. It must not be as popular in your neck of the woods? Let me know if you can find some or not!

    I use it every time I make wings and started buying it in the bulk jugs..[​IMG]
     

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