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The Best Smoked Chicken Wings Ever: Five Spice Recipe
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Take a quick trip to the far-east without leaving your backyard with these Asian-inspired smoked chicken wings. Simply set your smoker to 225°F and let the heat do the work. You’ll be enjoying sweet and smoky chicken wings, infused with the delicious flavor of five-spice powder, in just over an hour.

Ingredients
1
cup soy Sauce
1/2
cup mirin (Japanese rice wine)
1/2
cup orange juice
1/4
cup brown sugar
1
teaspoon five spice powder
2
pounds chicken wings, trimmed to drumettes and flats
Special equipment
 
orange, pecan or cherry wood chips
 
vegetable oil (for frying)
Directions
1
Add wood chips to the wood chip box of the Digital Electric Vertical Smoker. Add water to the recommended level in the water pan. Preheat the smoker for 40 minutes.
2
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, orange juice, brown sugar and five spice powder in a bowl. Add the wings and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.
Hot Tip: Marinate in a zip-top plastic bag to seal out air and to protect wings from contamination.
3
Once the smoker has preheated, set it to 225 degrees.
4
Put the wing pieces in a disposable aluminum pan and put in the smoker. Smoke for about 1.5 hours or until a digital thermometer registers 160 degrees internal temperature in the meatiest part of the wings. Remove the wings from the smoker.
5
Heat about three inches of vegetable oil in a high-sided skillet to 350 degrees. Add the wings in batches and fry for one to two minutes until the skin is crisp. Drain on a wire rack and serve.
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