Smoked Cajun CHICKEN WINGS
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 lb chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
Rub: In a small bowl, mix together baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.
Rinse chicken wings and pat dry with paper towels. Place wings in a large bowl and sprinkle on rub, tossing to evenly coat.
Set a wire rack inside an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Arrange wings in a single layer leaving a little space between each wing. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
Smoke wings for 30 minutes. Then increase temperature to 350℉ and roast for 45 to 50 minutes.
While wings smoke, heat over medium heat the butter, hot sauce, and worcestershire sauce in a saucepan until everything is combined. Reduce heat to low to keep warm until the wings are done cooking.
Transfer wings to a large bowl. Add sauce and toss to thoroughly coat wings.
Transfer to a platter and serve immediately with carrot sticks, celery sticks, blue cheese, ranch or desired dipping sauces. Enjoy!
*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.
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