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Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Chicken Wings

Crispy, flavorful, and fall-off-the-bone tender Smoked Chicken Wings are effortlessly delicious with every bite. This super easy dish needs no introduction when serving, whether as a fancy appetizer or a casual comfort food snack. You can easily make these at home with minimal effort.
Course Appetizers, Entree
Cuisine American
Author Imma


  • 2 ½ - 3 lbs (1133.98g-1360.77g) chicken wings
  • chicken brine or salt to taste
  • Creole, jerk, or poultry seasoning or any of your preferred seasoning
  • bbq or buffalo sauce as a dip


  • Cut off the wing tips and separate the wingettes and the drumettes. Pat the chicken wings dry. 
  • Season the wings using your preferred dry seasoning. You can rub them on the meat or simply toss it around leave it for about an hour to brine itself. Keep them in the fridge to chill.
  • When ready to smoke, place the wings in a chicken wing rack or directly on the grill. Place the meats inside the smoker and close the lid to start the cooking process. 
  •  Once it reaches the target temperature (It should be done once the internal temperature is about 160℉/71℃. However, my target temperature is at 175℉/80℃.), take the wings out of the smoker and rest them for about ten minutes. Serve it with your favorite dip like this BBQ Sauce here or this Mustard BBQ Sauce.


  • Different factors affect the cooking time of this dish, namely thicknesspreparation, and temperature. And a meat thermometer like a super convenient Thermopro TP19H for your smoked dishes is a good investment.
  • It should be done once the internal temperature is about 160℉/71℃. However, my target temperature is at 175℉/80℃. That way, the skin is crispy and the meat super tender. Anything in between is good as well.
  • At what temperature do you smoke chicken wings? The general practice is to cook it at 250℉/120℃, taking up to two hours to smoke. That is, if it's not wet brined and the chicken is an average size.
  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.