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Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

The Kitchen Bucket List is excited to share our crispy smoked wings recipe.
You can make these on the BBQ grill or Smoker.
Simple, Easy, and Tasty!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 4 People


  • Smoker or BBQ Grill
  • Wood for Smoking
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Instant read thermometer
  • BBQ spatula


  • 3 lbs. chicken wings about 15 pieses

Dry Rub

  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Sauce (Optional for Wet Wings)



  • Prepare the wings. Ensure they are thawed if frozen. Dry the wings with paper towels
  • Preheat smoker or BBQ grill to 250 degrees F. Add smoking wood

Season the chicken wings

  • Mix together the cornstarch, onion salt, and smoked paprika in a small bowl
  • Coat wings in a large bowl with dry rub


  • Put wings on the preheated grill grate and smoke for 30-minutes, lid closed


  • After 30-minutes of smoking, increase the smoker or BBQ grill to 400 degrees F, lid closed with wings on the grill grate
  • Cook for 15 - 20 minutes, until internal temperature is 190 - 195 degrees F
  • Pull the wings

Dry Wings

  • Serve and Enjoy!

Wet Wings

  • Rest wings 5-minutes
  • Place wings in a mixing bowl and coat with sauce.
  • Serve and Enjoy
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