Smoked Chicken Wings

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Smoking chicken wings adds a whole new flavor to them. People will go crazy over these at your next party.

Smoking chicken wings adds a whole new flavor to them. People will go crazy over these at your next party.

Chicken wings are an American staple. Whether you’re watching a big game, throwing a party or just want a fun and casual meal, you can’t beat them. Often, when you go out to eat, you will find that most wings are deep fried. While these are usually delicious, there are other ways to make them that deliver just as much, if not more, satisfaction with less grease.

Cooking chicken wings low and slow brings a whole new flavor and tenderness to them, and you can totally do this in your slow cooker. We show you how with our Slow Cooker Chicken Wings. But smoking your wings brings a new flavor profile to them – they cook with indirect heat and you are left with a delicious smoky flavor. So fire up that smoker or your grill and try them without any sauce the first time around. We’re sure you’ll like them just the way they are.

 

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Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoking chicken wings adds a whole new flavor to them. People will go crazy over these at your next party.
  • Author: Kelly Nardo
  • Prep Time: 65 minutes
  • Cook Time: 150 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: carrot sticks, celery sticks, blue cheese, ranch…

Instructions

Smoker Instructions:

  1. Pat wings dry and place in a plastic bag or container. Add spices and oil to a small bowl and mix to combine. Add mixture to wings and mix well to make sure all the wings are coated. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (minimum 1 hour if in a pinch).
  2. Add wood chips to your smoker. Depending on your smoker, put it on smoke mode or set the temperature to 225-250°F and let it preheat. Smoke the wings for 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours, flipping about halfway through, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  3. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve with your choice of veggies and dip.

Grilling Instructions:

  1. Pat wings dry and place in a plastic bag or container. Add spices and oil to a small bowl and mix to combine. Add mixture to wings and mix well to make sure all the wings are coated. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (minimum 1 hour in a pinch).
  2. Set grill temperature to 225-250°F and let it preheat. Grill the wings for 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours, flipping about halfway through, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature for 165°F.
  3. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve with your choice of veggies and dip.

Smoking chicken wings adds a whole new flavor to them. People will go crazy over these at your next party.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Cookful!

Smoking chicken wings adds a whole new flavor to them. People will go crazy over these at your next party.

Kelly Nardo

Kelly is the girl behind Eat the Gains, a food and fitness blog dedicated to providing wholesome and delicious recipes that fuel both workouts and everyday life. She is also a nutrition and CrossFit coach and runs a meal prep delivery service in Austin, TX. Her favorite color is orange and she has never met a vegetable she didn’t like - if you know, send it her way!