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Smoked Chicken Wings

Bring real wood smoke flavor to your chicken wings, no sauce needed.

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Cooking for 6 people


  • 28 chicken wings
  • BBQ rub
  • optional: sauce

1 Food Prep

Keep it simple by seasoning your wings thoroughly with the BBQ rub of your choice.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets. Add Kingsford® BBQ Smoking Chunks or place a smoker tube filled with pellets onto the grill for extra smoke.

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 275°F (Low Heat)

3 The Cook

  • Cover the grill and adjust your vents to maintain a temperature of 275°F, then lay out your chicken wings on the grill over indirect heat, keeping a slight amount of space between each wing.

  • Place the thermometer probe into the thickest part of your chicken wing without touching the bone.
  • Cook your chicken wings until they reach an internal temperature of 175°F, around 75–90 minutes.

  • Optional: Baste your wings with your favorite sauce and allow them to caramelize over direct heat for 1–2 minutes. Then, remove them from the grill and serve!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

6 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Wings Made these last week and we loved them. The flavor was terrific.
Date published: 2024-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence chicken This is one of the tastiest chicken recipes I’ve made! Definitely a new favorite for our family.
Date published: 2023-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Easy to make, delicious to eat. So much flavor and fall off the bone goodness! 5 STARS
Date published: 2023-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from taste great easy to make one of the best ways to do wings. then just put all kinds flavored sauces to try.
Date published: 2023-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I wasn’t expecting the recipe to be easy to follow. The chicken wings came out so good. I wish I took a picture before eating them. Kingsford is the only brand I can depend on when it comes to grilling so I was not disappointed using their recipe.
Date published: 2023-05-26
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