Cherry Smoked Chicken Drums

Photo Courtesy of Wyler Studios

Chicken wings and/or drums are great for a quick week night dinner or as an appetizer while entertaining company. The prep time and smoking time is quick. I am a huge fan of drums, so that is what I chose for this recipe, but the same works for wings. I used cherry wood for this recipe, but apple works just as well.

You want to start by pre-heating your smoker to 225 degrees. While it is pre-heating you’ll want to soak your cherry wood chips for about 30 minutes. Soaking the chips will give you the most smoke while cooking.

Next line your cooking grate with aluminum foil. Unpack the wings and/or drums and wash them thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel. Rub the wings and/or drums with your favorite seasoning. You can be as conservative or liberal with the rub or spices. It is up to your taste preferences.

Place the wings and/or drums on the aluminum foil lined grates and let them rest until your wood chips are ready for the smoker.

Add your wood chips into the smoker and wings and/or drums. Let them cook for 1.5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

A great side dish to go with this meal is potato salad or fresh cut fries. Smoked maple bacon brownies is a tasty treat to enjoy for dessert.

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