I've tried all types of grilled wings, sous vide then grilled, baked, you name it. Occasionally we'd get great results, but they were never repeatable. That changed when my habit of watching YouTube videos brought us to Malcom Reed. After making his Smoked Party Wings I knew we were close. After a little trial and error we finally had Spicy Smoked Chicken Wings!
This recipe is our modification on Malcom's Smoked Party Wings. I recommend you watch his video and decide what parts of each might work for you!
Get ready for yum!
This wings do not disappoint! One bite into the flavorful skin and you'll soon have one in each hand. The marinade provides a flavor profile that sinks deep into the meat. Then the dry rub provides a fresh pop to the skin. Speaking of the skin, the slightly warmer temp of this smoke allows the skin to dry and get a nice bite. Not to mention that beautiful color! Once you get past that awesome skin just the meat just slides off the bone in a way that fried wings just can not compete with!
These Spicy Smoked Chicken Wings work great as an appetizer or as a meal, be prepared to have at least a pound per person as these are so easy to eat they absolutely disappear. And while not necessarily clean, they're not nearly as messy as eating traditional buffalo wings, but should satisfy any buffalo wing fan! Left overs are good cold, reheated in the oven, or turned into a rich a smokey chicken stock!
If you really want to make this pop serve with some of our White BBQ Sauce!
Spicy Smoked Chicken Wings
- Big Green Egg or other smoker
- Prepare the marinade and whisk together in a bowl.
- Place chicken wings into a gallon ziplock bag or large bowl.
- Pour marinade over wings and marinade overnight, occasionally flip the bag or stir wings if you're using a bowl to evenly coat wings.
- Prepare your grill or smoker for indirect heat and add chunks hickory or your preferred smoke wood.
- Once grill reaches 250°F add chicken wings keeping the smoother skin side up and sprinkle with Other Stuff rub.
- Grill for 45 minutes to a hour keeping the temperature between 250°F and 275°F, time is largely dependent on the size of your wings.
- Flip wings and sprinkle with Other Stuff rub. Finish for another 45 minutes to an hour until wings reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Remove from grill, sprinkle additional rub if desired and serve!