Smoked Chicken Wings

July 01, 2018

Smoked Chicken Wings

These are my semi-spicy smoked chicken wings. These wings are flavorful with a nice balance of heat. These are simple to make and will be the hit of the party.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Passive Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


Spice Rub

  • 2 tbs Chili Powder
  • 2 tbs Paparika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Salt Sea Salt
  • 3 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper or can substitute less spicy or more spicy options here such as Ghost Pepper power or habanero powder.


  • 6 lbs chicken wings Separate drummies from wings if needed
  • 1 tbs olive oil



  • Put all ingredients in mixer, such as Ninja or food processor, and mix until blended fine and no big chunks.
  • Pour rub into a shaker

Chicken wings Prep

  • Pre-heat Smoker to 235
  • Separate the wings from the drummies if needed. Clean up any loose parts of the wings.
  • Toss wings and drummies in the olive oil.
  • Lay wings out on a sheet and apply the rub as liberally as you prefer.
  • Turn wings over and apply rub to other side.
  • Put wings in smoker for 2-2.5 hrs, maintain a good smoke for a minimum of 1.5 hrs to give a nice smokey flavor.
  • At about half way through rotate wings
  • Remove wings from the smoker and let set for minimum of 10 mins
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce preferably a white sauce.


These are a party favorite. I have made these multiple times and they never last. I use these as a substitute for buffalo wings because they are less messy but still a good kick. I use a combination of woods for this. I use LumberJack Wood Pellets, Supreme blend, which is an Oak, Hickory, Cherry blend. A very universal blend, I use this for just about everything I smoke because it gives a great smokey flavor with a hint of sweet without covering up the natural flavor of the meat and seasonings. I hope you enjoy this recipe, because I know me and my friends love it.