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Smoking Chicken Wings
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How to Smoke Chicken Wings

This tutorial is all about chicken wings! Tender and supple, they make one of the best items to smoke and grill. Check out these top 5 wing recipes I have ever smoked.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 313kcal


  • Smoker, grill, or even a pit on the ground
  • Cave Tools Wing Rack
  • Cave Tools Jalapeno ​Rack And Pepper Corer Tool
  • Coals, any type, with an optional accompaniment of fragrant woodchips to enhance flavor.


  • 3 lbs

    Wings, both wingettes and drumettes with no tips

  • Brine, or your choice of seasoning

  • ¼


    Soy light sauce (light)

  • 1/3

    c Dark soy sauce

  • 3




  • Saturate the wings with the oil of choice.

  • You can treat the meat by massaging the spices onto the wings.

  • You can choose to make the brine in a large zip lock bag, add the wings, and leave them there to marinade.

  • You can add more marinade as you cook.

  • As you heat the smoker, add hickory chips, or any other fragrant woodchips of choice.

  • The time to temperature ratio for chicken wings is usually the same when smoking them.

  • The chicken is ready when the densest part of the wing hits 165 degrees.

  • This normally happens after 20 minutes.

  • Make sure that you give the wings 10 minutes per side on low, indirect heat, if grilling

If smoking, follow the golden rule for smoking wings:

  • Coals are placed at the sides of the grill

  • High heat on one side of the grill

  • Smoking wood for 20 minutes

  • Remove the wood

  • Turn both burners on medium high

  • Close the lid of the smoker or grill and keep it closed at all times

  • Smoke the wings until desired crispiness is reached.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 313kcal