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Amazing Smoked Chicken Wings piled high on a white platter with bbq sauce in the background.
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The Secrets To Amazing Smoked Chicken Wings Every Time

All the Secrets to making amazingly delicious smoked chicken wings with step by step instructions. These will be a smashing success at any kind of get-together. MUST TRY!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: BBQ
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, smoked
Servings: 6
Calories: 607kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 6 LBS Chicken Wings


  • 2 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne


  • Separate wings into drumettes and wings, if necessary.
  • Pat wings dry.
  • Combine spices to form the rub.
  • Place wings in a container, add and mix rub and olive oil over chicken.
  • Let wings rest for at least an hour.
  • Heat the smoker or grill to a temperature between 225-250 F.
  • Place wings over indirect heat.
  • Add wood for the smoke to coals.
  • Smoke for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, maintaining a constant smoke for at least 1 1/2 hours, the chicken should have an internal temperature of 160.
  • Place directly over coals to crisp, approximately 5 minutes each side.
  • Remove from heat and let rest for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Serve


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2439IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4mg