Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe

Indulge in the irresistible taste of perfectly smoked chicken wings with this simple and delicious recipe. These wings are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit at any gathering or barbecue. Get ready to elevate your wing game to the next level!


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce (optional, for serving)


  1. Prepare the chicken wings by trimming any excess fat and separating them into flats and drumettes. Pat them dry with paper towels to remove any moisture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  3. Place the chicken wings in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the wings, ensuring they are evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate. For best results, marinate overnight.
  4. Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C) using your choice of wood chips or chunks. Popular options include hickory, apple, or mesquite for a rich smoky flavor.
  5. Once the smoker is ready, remove the chicken wings from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.
  6. Place the wings directly on the smoker rack, leaving space between each piece to allow for proper airflow and smoke circulation.
  7. Smoke the wings for 2-2.5 hours, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), as measured with a meat thermometer.
  8. If desired, you can brush the wings with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last 30 minutes of smoking for added flavor. Be sure to flip the wings halfway through and brush the other side as well.
  9. Once the wings are fully cooked and have developed a beautiful smoky flavor and crispy skin, remove them from the smoker.
  10. Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve hot with additional barbecue sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.
  11. Enjoy your delicious smoked chicken wings as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or main dish at your next gathering or barbecue!

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