Smoked & Seared Chicken Wings

Smoked and Seared Chicken Wings is one of the most simple recipes to make when you want to wow your guests for any sporting event, party, or cookout! It only takes a couple minutes to prepare, and about 2 hours and 15 minutes to cook.

I like to start with whole chicken wings because they are generally a bit larger, but if you want to start with already separated wings to save yourself a step that is just fine as well


  • If your starting with whole wings go ahead and separate them. If you leave them whole the sear will be uneven, and you wont get the crispiness your looking for in some parts of the wing.¬†
  • Hit them with your favorite BBQ rub, I really love Sugarfire's seasoning for these, but you can use whatever you prefer!
  • Heat up your smoker to about 250 degrees, and add 1 or 2¬†pieces of Spicer's Smoking Wood! (I like to use Maple for Poultry, as it gives it a bit of a sweet taste, but use whichever you like!
  • Smoke the Chicken Wings for 2 hours on the Smoker
  • After they are smoked, throw the wings on the grill at 450 degrees until the skins gets crispy (you should see the skin split)
  • The final step to this is the most important. If you just smoke them the flavor will be amazing, but the skin will be tough. Searing them on the grill at the end ensures that the skin will be crispy and your food will be delicious!

That is It! Serve with a side of Blue Cheese, Ranch, or BBQ Sauce (or all 3) and your done! This is a super simple recipe that is sure to wow your guests. The greatest part is you don't have to tell them how easy it is!

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