Electric Smoker Smoked Chicken Wings

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Seriously invest in an electric smoker not just for chicken wings, but for all meats if you loved smoked flavors, it's an easy alternative and won't heat the house in the summertime.


These chicken wings took around 1 hour and 35 minutes making sure the internal temperature of 165 degrees was reached to ensure they were done.


Trust me we are big fans of fried chicken wings as a matter of fact I have a blog post that's super popular with 24 different kinds of wings that we love, but smoked is a nice alternative.


Smoked are super moist and delicious however you prefer super crispy you'll have to broil the skins to get that charred crispy flavor in your oven at the end there are no two ways about it.


Then you can dip them in any kind of Chicken Wings Dipping Sauces you like, they are the best of the best moist inside wings with that down-home smokey outdoor flavor.


Don't miss trying our Smoked Venison Tenderloin, Slow Cooked Beef Brisket or our Pork Belly Burnt Ends if you love smoked meats!


Scroll down to our recipe card for this recipe, it's printable.



smoked chicken wings







Wings and Suggestions



These are super easy and flavorful to make and with your favorite wood chips, these will be your new favorite way to make wings.


For chicken, we always prefer to use hickory chips,  but pecan, mesquite, cherry, and apple are all popular wood chip flavors for chicken.


Hickory is a hardwood that has a sweet to strong taste that is almost bacon-like in flavor and it burns hot and slow so it's our favorite.


We are chicken wing lovers and have made them fried, baked, air fried (see below at the end of this post for directions), or now smoked, any way you cook them we're big fans of wings.



marinade for wings


Step By Step 

  1. marinate overnight or at least 3 hours before cooking
  2. preheat smoker to 225 degrees
  3. add t the grates or a foil pan single file
  4. smoke with your favorite chips for 2 1/2 hours
  5. broil for crispy skins in an oven and serve with chicken wing sauce of choice


barbecued sauce on smoked wings


Additional Side Dishes:


seasoned raw chicken wings


Tips:

  • always marinate in your favorite spices adding olive oil  and some spice first for at least 3 hours or overnight
  • use your favorite wood chips for flavor
  • always use a thermometer for internal temp for the chicken to be completed cooking internally
  • broil in your oven after cooking for crispier skins
  • make sure you are watching for smoke and add more chips to ensure better results
  • chicken wings taste great plain or use your favorite sauce for dipping


hot sauce for chicken wings

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Outdoor Smoking on a Gas Grill and Air Fried Wings

  1. Fill your smoker box with wood chips and place on top of cool grill grates
  2. Preheat your grill to 550 degrees
  3. Once the wood chips start to smoke, reduce grill temperature to 350
  4. Arrange chicken wings on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees around 8 to 12 minutes depending on thickness
  5. AIR FRYER: Set the air fryer to 360 degrees and cook for 12 minutes, then flip the wings with tongs and cook for 12 minutes more. Flip the wings again, increase the heat to 390 degrees and cook until the outsides are extra-crispy, about 6 minutes more.


Electric Smoker Smoked Chicken Wings

Electric Smoker Smoked Chicken Wings

Yield: 5 pounds
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 2 H & 29 MTotal time: 2 H & 44 M
If you love smoked foods, these smoked chicken wings are fabulous using an electric smoker.

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 pounds of assorted dummies and wingettes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  •  1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 -1 /2  teaspoons salt 
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • Optional: cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the wings in a plastic bag with all the seasonings overnight, shake to coat.
  2. Heat the electric smoker to 250 degrees and place a single file on either the racks or in a foil pan not touching each other.
  3. Fill the smoker compartment with your favorite flavored chips, we use hickory chips.
  4. Smoke for around 2 1/2 hours and when the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  5. You can broil them in an oven broiler to get the skin crispy on high for a few minutes if you prefer crispier wings.
  6. We combined 1 cup of hot barbecue sauce with 1/2 cup honey for this chicken wing sauce and poured it over the wings.
  7. Below is a link for several dipping sauces you may like.
  8. Use a favorite dipping sauceor serve as they are.

Notes:

Outdoor Smoking on a Gas Grill

  1. Fill your smoker box with wood chips and place on top of cool grill grates
  2. Preheat your grill to 550 degrees
  3. Once the wood chips start to smoke, reduce grill temperature to 350
  4. Arrange chicken wings on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees around 8 to 12 minutes depending on thickness


Nutrition Facts

Calories

367.51

Fat (grams)

28.44

Sat. Fat (grams)

8.75

Carbs (grams)

13.11

Fiber (grams)

2.77

Net carbs

10.34

Sugar (grams)

0.81

Protein (grams)

16.42

Sodium (milligrams)

1298.05

Cholesterol (grams)

74.34
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12 comments

  1. I love that these wings cook in an electric smoker! It gives chicken the best flavor. Such perfect timing with football season coming up!

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  2. Wow! I've never used an electric smoker before but now I feel like I should invest in one! This looks delicious!

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  3. Just tried this recipe and my family loved it. Thank you so much!

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  4. These chicken wings look so flavorful and very delicious! My family and I are going to absolutely love this recipe for our dinner tomorrow! Everyone is going to love this!
    - Beth

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  5. very good - i love wings on my smoker!

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  6. I love airfryer wings, but have never tried the smoked version. They look fingerlickingly delicious!

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  7. The wings look very good and I like your rub. We like to smoke the wings then drop them in hot oil to give them a quick crisp before saucing.

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  8. So much flavor from the rub! This is a must-make!

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  9. My son just bought an electric smoker so I shared this recipe with him.

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  10. Just tried it - what a great recipe!

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  11. I'm going to try your rub next time we smoke wings! We usually just season with salt and pepper and then add sauce after, but I think this will give so much more flavor. THanks!

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  12. I love the smoky flavor that these wings have. It is a great addition to the buffalo sauce.

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