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Sweet and Spicy Smoked Wings

These Sweet and Spicy Smoked Wings are the perfect storm of flavors. I'll show you how to get that amazing smokey flavor AND a super crispy skin.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 pounds Chicken Wings
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Classic BBQ Rub
  • 2 TBS Red Pepper Jelly
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 TBS water


  1. Season chicken wings with kosher salt. We just want kosher salt for now because adding bbq rub will burn later when we fry.

  2. Smoke at 275F for 45mins or until the wings reach 165 internal temp

  3. Heat a medium-sized skillet or saucepan on low. Combine water, brown sugar, bbq rub, and pepper jelly. Stir until dissolved.

  4. Keep glaze warm with a burner barely simmering.

  5. In a dutch oven or deep fryer cook wings @ 350F for 2-3 minutes. They will take less time if they are straight off the smoker as opposed to coming out of the fridge or freezer.

  6. Drain wings of oil and pat dry.

  7. In a large mixing bowl combine hot wings and warm bbq glaze. Toss until evenly coated.

  8. Get a large pile of wet naps and enjoy.