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Frozen or Thawed Chicken Wings

I am going to cook chicken wings for the first time on the egg. I used to cook them frozen out of the bag on my gas grill, since I no longer have the grill since I got my egg, I need to know if I can cook them low and slow indirectly straight out of the bag? If so how long should they go? Thanks in advance from a beginner egghead!


  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    edited June 2013
    Personally, I would thaw them so your rub will stick better.

    I'm sure you could do it, I just don't like the idea of cooking frozen meat.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,897
    Throw em in water for a bit - they thaw outin no time. Dry em good, rub em and off ya go.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Get them as high up in the dome as possible, i do mine indirect at 350 to 375 degrees, depending on their size 35 to 45 minutes.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,748
    You can frozen but I would thaw. Cooking at 400 direct raised should run 30 to 35 min
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    I would thaw them, and if you have time place in frig overnight uncovered to dry out for crispier skin.
  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 547
    I do my wings indirect at 240-250 for about 2.5 hours.  You can put frozen wings on if you have to and they will cook just fine, but you won't be able to marinate them.  Plan ahead and defrost first.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    Never done frozen wings.
    I do 30 20 10. At 400 indirect. Even swmbo Siam the last batch was the best yet I have done an the best she's ever had.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,737
    Thaw 'em out.  Mari in a good rub overnight.  roll onto the egg at 300 for an hour then paste on ur fav sauce. Enjoy!!!
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • jbqjbq Posts: 25
    GJust did my first wings on the egg today cooked at 350 direct raised grid best wings I have put in my mouth image
  • cajunrphcajunrph Posts: 151
    I cook thawed at 350 direct on the fire ring. I usually cook something on a raised grill above the wings. Did that today with Spatchcock chicken on the upper grill. Turned out great. 
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    Columbia Lakes
    West Columbia, Tx
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