Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe to Try at Home BBQ Party!

5 Different Smoked Chicken Wings Recipes to Try!

Smoked chicken wings are one of the easiest smoked dishes to make, and is very rewarding in terms of flavor and taste too. You cannot go wrong with chicken wings.

It is really easy to keep that crispy skin on while at the same time getting that smoked flavor of wood, which makes it a top favorite for people with completely different preferences.

If you have some friends coming over, or want to arrange a party for a large group of people, you can try making this dish. Even if you simply want to indulge in some good food that does not require staying in the kitchen for long periods of time, smoked chicken wings are the way to go!


You can serve smoked chicken wings with almost anything. You can use a salad dressing to complement it, or serve it alongside some cold pasta, or serve it Asian style with a creamy broth and some rice.

Even after completing the meal you made this for, you can use the leftovers in various dishes like dressings and sandwiches. The choices are endless.

Also, if you are not sure how to make a simple dish like chicken wings, which is a delightful meal with flavor bursting through every bite, keep reading this article. We have handpicked a few of the best recipes for smoked chicken only for you!

5 Best Smoked Chicken Wings Recipes

1. Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

This recipe ensures that the skin on the wings stay crispy and golden while it is infused with the smoky flavor as well. It is definitely the best of both worlds.


  • 5 pounds of chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Spicy BBQ rub
  • BBQ sauce (optional)

Directions Step-by-Step:

  • Step 1: Pat your chicken wings dry with a paper towel. Make sure there is no water anywhere.
  • Step 2: Put the chicken wings in a see-through zip lock bag. Add in the baking powder and salt.
  • Step 3: Close the bag and shake well. This helps to pull out all the moisture from the chicken.
  • Step 4: Preheat the smoker to 250 F.
  • Step 5: Coat the wings with your favorite spicy BBQ rub, or combine the wings with 1 tablespoon of paprika, mustard powder, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Step 6: Place the wings on the smoker ad let cook for about 3 hours.
  • Step 7: When the internal temperature of the wings reaches 175 F, take the wings out of the smoker.
  • Step 8: Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce or any other side dish.
Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

2. Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Mustard

This dish is not the traditional spicy chicken wing, rather it is infused with a sweet and sour sauce that adds a lot of different flavors to this otherwise basic dish.


  • 6 medium chicken wings
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 7 cups of water

Ingredients for the Sauce:

  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Mustard

Directions Step-by-Step:

  • Step 1: Mix together the water, sugar, and kosher salt to form a brine mixture.
  • Step 2: Dunk the chicken in the brine mixture. Let it sit for 1 hour.
  • Step 3: Preheat the smoker to 250 F. Add any wood of your choice.
  • Step 4: Remove the chicken from the brine mixture and dry with a paper towel. Make sure to remove all water.
  • Step 5: Place the wings on the smoker and season them well with garlic and salt. Cook for about 1.5 hours, until the internal temperature of the wings, is at 175 F.
  • Step 6: In a bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Step 7: Remove the wings from the smoker and pour the honey mustard sauce on them. Your dish is ready to serve!

3. Honey Smoked Chicken Wings

This chicken wings recipe works with honey, an ingredient that just becomes 100 times more delicious when mixed with smoky flavors. The sweetness of the honey balances out the saltiness of the dish, and together, they create a wonderful combination. Ingredients and directions for the recipe are listed below.


  • 6 medium chicken wings
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup oyster sauce
  • Spicy BBQ rub
  • ½ cup honey

Directions Step-by-Step:

  • Step 1: Combine all the ingredients except the honey and chicken in a large bowl.
  • Step 2: Put the chicken in the mixture and marinate evenly.
  • Step 3: Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Step 4: Heat the smoker to 250F.
  • Step 5: Remove the chicken from the marinade, and place on the smoker.
  • Step 6: Smoke the chicken until there is no pinkness left. Brush with honey every 20 minutes.
  • Step 7: Serve with the rest of the honey.
Honey Smoked Chicken Wings

4. Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese

This recipe is so delicious that it will have you salivating even while only reading it. Although it requires quite a few ingredients, it is definitely worth it with all the goodness of blue cheese and jerk seasoning. The ingredients and directions are listed below.


  • 5 pounds of chicken wings
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup beer
  • 4 cups of water (2 hot, 2 cold)

Ingredients for the Jerk Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cayenne
Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese

Ingredients for the Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • 2 ounces of blue crumbled cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cups sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon beer

Directions Step-by-Step:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the water, beer, kosher salt, and sugar to form the brine mixture.
  • Step 2: Immerse the chicken wings in the brine mixture. Cover and store the refrigerator for as long as 24 hours.
  • Step 3: Heat the smoker to 250F.
  • Step 4: Take the wings out of the brine mixture and rinse under cold water. Place on the smoker.
  • Step 5: Smoke the ribs for about 1.5 hours. Remove from the smoker when done.
  • Step 6: In two separate bowls, combine the ingredients for the jerk rub and the blue cheese dressing. Store for later use.
  • Step 7: In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil until it reaches 300F. Toss the chicken wings 8 at a time in this oil.
  • Step 8: Fry the wings until you get a crispy golden skin on both sides, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Step 9: Discard the wings from the oil and thoroughly season with the jerk seasoning.
  • Step 10: Serve with a generous amount of blue cheese dressing.

5. Smoked Bacon Cheese Chicken Wings

This recipe not only works with smoked chicken but also incorporates smoked bacon in it. Many people love this because you get double the flavor and meat with the same amount of cooking time. And not to mention the delicious cheddar cheese that brings it all together.


  • 4 pounds of chicken wings
  • ½ pound bacon
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

Directions Step-by-Step:

  • Step 1: In a bowl, mix together the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper to create the rub.
  • Step 2: Thoroughly coat all sides of the chicken wings with the rub and work it in.
  • Step 3: Heat the smoker to 250F. Use any wood you prefer.
  • Step 4: Place the chicken wings really close to each other on the smoker.
  • Step 5: Put the bacon slices on top of the chicken wing. This will create a mix of both the flavors.
  • Step 6: Remove the bacon pieces from the smoker after about an hour. Mix the bacon with the cheese. This will create a smoked cheesy bacon flavor.
  • Step 7: Place the mixture of the bacon and cheese on top of the chicken wings and smoke for another hour.
  • Step 8: When the cheese has melted, remove from the smoker.
  • Step 9: Serve with your preferred side dish.
Smoked Chicken Wings Recipes

Conclusion: We hope this article has helped you know about some of the most delicious and easy to make smoked chicken wings recipes out there.

You can also create some of your new recipes, and try out new things with smoked wings as now you know what you can use with it and what you can’t. It is already time for you to invest in a smoker just to try these recipes out if you do not have one already. Happy cooking!

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Theresa Lori

Hi, I'm Theresa. My passion for grilling delicacy gradually built during the time I was living with my parents. My family members especially my mother was a great fan of grilled dishes to and from the love of food. I started preparing smoked food with my mom. This bonding helped me to know more and more about to smoke, grill what always I share on So, in two words you can call me a BBQ lover.

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