Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Chicken Wings

The best all-around wings are smoked chicken wings. Juicy, tender wings are so delicious when infused with smokey flavors.
Servings 6
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Cherry Wood Pellets


  • 3 pounds chicken wings with tips and wings separated
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • Combine the olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl.
  • Add the wings to the mixture and mix well until all the wings have been thoroughly coated.
  • Let the wings marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight (keep the bowl covered).
  • Preheat your Z Grills pellet smoker to 225 °F.
  • Place the wings on the smoker, turning after 30 minutes.
  • At the 1-hour mark, turn the wings again.
  • After 20 minutes, brush the wings with your favorite BBQ sauce and smoke for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn the wings again and brush with more sauce, replacing the lid for another 10 minutes.
  • Wings are done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F or above.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Smoked

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  1. 5 stars
    This was my first recipe with my new smoker….AMAZING!!!!! The Best wings I have ever had. Used sticky finger southern sweet heat sauce.

  2. Kezzi Henderson says:

    5 stars
    Great cooking gauge for smoked wings. I marinated party wings for 48 hours in a buffalo chicken & hot sauce mix and used these instructions and now everyone says I’m the chicken wing king!

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