The Secret Recipe to the Best Smoked Chicken Hot Wings

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Did you know, you can make restaurant-like fried or baked chicken wings? As a matter of fact, Smoked wings made with buffalo are even better!

Don’t get me wrong. While I enjoy both fried and baked wings, nothing can beat smoked chicken wings when it comes down to new flavors and a change of pace for my taste-buds. The secret to delicious, flavorful wings is drying them without water. Then, smoke them and sear them.

To get the “super perfect” flavor out of your chicken wings, smoke them slow and low heat.

  • Prep time: 15 Mins
  • Cooking time: About 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 Hour 15 Mins
  • Cooking difficulty: Intermediate
  • Servings for 4

Best Smoked Chicken Hot Wings

Credit : Big Luds BBQ 



The buffalo-style chicken wings smoke version has 290 calories, cholesterol of 62mg, and 10 grams of protein. There are only 11 grams of carbohydrates with 143mg of sodium in each serving.

The dry rub wings will require ingredients, followed by the sauce. Let’s take a look at what ingredients you will need for the smoky-flavored chicken wings.

Dry Rub Ingredients:


  • 2-1/2 lb medium-sized chicken wings.
  • Mix each ingredient with 1-2 teaspoons of black pepper, Cajun seasoning, and garlic.
  • Salt according to your taste.



  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chili or hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt to your taste

Steps to Follow When Cooking


After you have all the ingredients, follow these steps to make the chicken wings.

  1. In a large bowl, mix the ginger powder, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper. Add the Kosher salt. To make the dry rub, blend them together.
  2. At 225°F, heat the smoker. For safety and proper use, make sure you read the instruction manual before using the smoker.
  3. After the dry rub has been prepared, coat the chicken wings in it. The wings should be cut in the joints. You can leave a tip for other uses.
  4. Cook the chicken wings for an additional hour in the smoker until they become tender and juicy.
  5. Add all ingredients, including red pepper sauce and Worcestershire, to a saucepan. Cook the butter on low heat until it melts.
  6. Stir the sauce constantly until it becomes smooth.
  7. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Spray the grates with cooking oil.
  8. Then coat the chicken wings in the sauce and grill them on the grill grate. Cook them until they turn brown.
  9. Finally, coat the grilled chicken wings in the remaining hot pepper sauce

Expert Tips

Low heat is the key to properly smoking chicken wings. It should retain its juiciness.

Do’s and don’ts

  • To ensure both sides of the chicken wings are properly cooked, flip them over on the grill grate.
  • Smoked wings should be tender and juicy. Smoke them at low heat as the juice will evaporate.

What Makes This Recipe Unique?

This recipe is different from other chicken fries or baking items because it has a combination of hot pepper sauce and smoky flavors. It is very flavorful.



With each bite, the smoked chicken hot wings will explode into your mouth with spicy, crisp, and chili flavors. It will melt into your taste buds, leaving you feeling full of delicious flavor.

They can be eaten with rice, tortillas, or snacks. You can find more chicken wings recipes, so bookmark the page, and visit other pages of this website.

Nishant R.

Nishant recently returned from Melbourne, Australia, after finishing his studies. He is an engineer and carries colossal enthusiasm for guiding the public to invest money in the right air fryer. He hires a paid team of experts including chefs, restaurants, food geeks, etc. for narrating comprehensive reviews & guides by analyzing the latest information and checking the model themselves! Also, he’s a martial artist, guitarist, gym freak, and singer.

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