Kamado Joe: BBQ Hot Chicken Wings

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KFC have cornered the market for chicken wings, people rarely cook them at home and, as always, I don’t understand why. They are simple, require few ingredients, easy to make and you can experiment by cooking them in lots of different sauces. This is my Tabasco with lots of melted butter recipe…

For the marinade, mix all  the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Add the chicken wings, ensuring they are completed coated in the marinade. Cover with cling film and chill in a fridge –  ideally overnight.

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Fire up your Kamado Joe with the deflector plate on the high setting and add the grill. Once the temperature has stabilized at around 350/400 C add the wings onto the grill. By using the deflector plate (indirect heat) the chicken wings cook a lot slower in the butter and therefore stay very moist, cooking them directly over the heat means they can dry out and, as they are so small, burn them. Just because they are small doesn’t mean they can’t get cooked a bit Low ‘n’ Slow.

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Allow to cook for approx 5 minutes and then turn. Cooking time will depend on the size of the wings, any remaining sauce can be used to baste the wings.

Recipe:

900g chicken wings, 200 butter – melted, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp  sweet paprika, 2 tbsp  Tabasco sauce, 1 garlic clove (pureed), ½ de-seeded medium heat chilli – finely chopped, salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Such hard work 🙂

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