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I wanted to have chicken wings and drummettes were on sale. My first problem is She Who Must Be Obeyed just isn’t into hot wings. So, I experimented. Serves her right.
I mixed up:

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 2 tsp lime juice

The chili sauce was just plain old Heinz. I would have liked to use hot asian chili sauce but we all make sacrifices for love.

I split the sauce in half. I injected the drumettes with the sauce and tossed them in the sauce left from the half I used to inject. I put them in the fridge to marinate for 4 hours and put the other half the sauce in the fridge to use as a baste when I smoked them.

I put a full chimney of lit lump charcoal in the mini over apple chunks. My WSM Mini got up to 400 F and I put the wings on for 10 minutes. I brushed them on the top side with sauce and turned them and brushed again. It only took about another 10 minutes and the were all well over 165 F internal temperature and nice and sticky.

The Verdict

These were delicious with a nice crispy skin and a sticky sauce coating. However, they would have been better with hot Asian chili sauce (She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t read my blog, I hope.)

The Old Fat Guy

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