While preparing my world famous ribs (see Big Green Ribs) I found a package of chicken drumsticks in the fridge that needed to be either cooked right away or thrown out.. So I rubbed them with some Famous Dave’s and found a 3 hour slot (in between the rib creating) to conduct a little EGGsperiment…
I want to apologize for the crappy pictures.. probably rib grease on my iPhone lens..
I set the egg up for very indirect cooking (like the first stage of the ribs) with tin foil and the plate setter. Added a small hand full of cherry and apple wood to the fire (not too much, chicken sucks up smoke like its going out of style.. I found that out when I did chicken wings once, the smoke flavor gets sucked out by deep frying them, but I didn’t want to do that with these drumsticks) and threw them on!
I just let them go, no basting or whatever, at about 250 – 300 F for about 3 hours. When the chickens came off they had a nice golden brown color, smelled awesome and were nice and moist. I covered them with tin foil and set them aside until closer to dinner time.
Before dinner time I fired up the egg again, direct heat this time, to about 350 – 400 F and threw the drum sticks on with the ribs for a few minutes. This to give them a nice(r) color and to burn off some of the moister in the skin, making it nice and crispy! They were already fully cooked during smoking so they don’t need a lot of time. Just to heat and crisp them up!
And the result was awesome. My mommy (my parents were visiting from Holland) loved them!