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Apricot and Honey Chicken Wings

In this smoked chicken wing recipe, I used apricot spreadable fruit with honey along with my original rub to create a flavor profile that you are going to love!
Course Entree
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 -6
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 12-14 Chicken wings whole
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jeff's original rub
  • 1/2 cup Apricot spreadable fruit (I use Smucker's SimplyFruit® which has no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Honey

Instructions

  • Place the chicken wings on a cooling rack over a sheet pan and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Set the chicken in the fridge to allow the skin to dry for about 4 hours or optimally overnight.
  • Apply a coat of mayonnaise all over the chicken.
  • Season the chicken wings liberally with Jeff's original rub recipe.
  • Setup your smoker for cooking at about 225-240°F using indirect heat and hickory wood for smoke.
  • Place the chicken wings directly on the smoker grate and let them cook for about 1.5 hours or until they reach 165°F in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Make a glaze of ½ cup Smucker's apricot simplyfruit® or any apricot spreadable fruit and ½ cup honey.
  • Heat the ingredients in a small saucepan to help the mixture to combine more easily.
  • Once the glaze is finished, brush it liberally onto the chicken wings.
  • Let the wings continue cooking until they reach about 175-180°F in the thickest part.
  • Serve the wings immediately.