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Smoked Vortex Chicken Drumsticks

Usually when you smoke Chicken Drumsticks the skin get rubbery, and then they are not very tasty. One of the best ways I found to guarantee your Chicken Drumsticks get crispy skin when you smoke them is to use a Vortex. This simple Vortex device turns your Kettle Grill into a Chicken Drumstick and Wing machine. It provides intense heat that helps those Chicken Drumsticks get a nice and crispy skin.


Chicken Drumsticks

Rub of your choice

Olive Oil Spray

Start by spraying your Chicken Drumsticks with the Olive Oil spray, as this will help the seasoning stick to them. Season your Chicken Drumsticks with the Rub of your choice. Allow them to hang out on your kitchen counter while you fire up some charcoal in a chimney starter.

Place your Vortex ring under you main cooking grate in the center of your Kettle Grill. Pour the lighted charcoal into the middle of the Vortex, and cover. Allow a few minutes for the Grill to heat up.

Place and arrange the Chicken Drumsticks around the outer edge of the grate. Place a piece of wood on top of the coals. I would recommend a fruit wood like Cherry or Apple. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes turn the Drumsticks over and cover, continuing to cook for another 10 minutes. Total cook time should be around 30-35 minutes.

When the internal temperature reaches 170-175 degrees remove and cover for 10-15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

If you want me to show you how to make this recipe step by step simply watch my video below.


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