While I was visiting in Texas, Matt Pittman from Meat Church shared a recipe that his family loves – T-bird’s Smokafried Wings. The recipe is really simple – but it makes a smoky, crispy, juicy and delicious chicken wing!
Matt started with wing sections – both drumettes and flats – then he liberally seasoned them with his Meat Church Holy Gospel BBQ Rub.
Since we were in Texas, Matt kept the smoking process true to his home state. We smoked the chicken wings on his offset stick burner over Post Oak wood. He ran his cooker at a steady 275 the entire time.
Once the wings hit 175 internal, Matt took them off the pit. It takes 45 minutes – 1 hour for the wings to hit that target internal temp.
The wings are completely done at this point, but Matt likes to flash-fry his wings after he smokes to really get the outside crispy. Matt fired up his Cajun Works Fryer with peanut oil to 350 degrees – and he dropped the smoked wings right in the hot grease for a quick fry.
It took about 2 minutes for the wings to get crispy. So Matt scooped them out and lightly seasoned them with his Meat Church Holy Gospel BBQ Rub one more time.
These Smokafried wings were delicious. And this recipe was super simple. No breading, no sauce – just seasoning and wings. But you could really get creative with the rubs you use and even make a great sauce to toss the wings in after cooking.