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Extra Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

Extra Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy smoked chicken wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
Resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 28 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Victor
The only way to make truly crispy smoked chicken wings.
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  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • The night before, or at least a couple of hours before, toss the wings with the seasonings, put in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  • Smoke the wings over indirect heat at 225F for about 1.5 to 2 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 180F.
  • Remove the wings from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot or a deep-fryer to 375F. See notes.
  • Drop the wings in the heated oil and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Remove wings from the oil and onto a large platter lined with paper towels.
  • Serve immediately with a dipping sauce on the side.
  • If serving Buffalo wing style, let the wings rest for a couple of minutes, then toss with Buffalo wing sauce (50/50 melted butter and hot wing sauce like Duff's) and serve immediately.
  • If glazing with BBQ sauce, brush the wings with your favorite BBQ sauce, put back in the smoker and cook with or without smoke for about 15 minutes, until the sauce sets. Remove wings from the smoker and serve immediately. Enjoy!


If you don't have a large pot or a deep-fryer for deep frying, use a large cast-iron skillet filled 1/2" with oil. Fry for a couple of minutes on one side then flip and another couple of minutes on the other side.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg