Crispy Skin Chicken Wings

The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Wings (with Crispy Skin).

Smoked Chicken Wings with Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce

Chicken wings are my favorite part of a chicken so why not combine the best of both worlds and give them that incredible grill smoke flavor while also creating the perfect crispy, char crusted skin. These wings, when mixed with our all purpose spice rub and caramelized with our Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce create the ultimate, award-winning flavors on wings.

The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Wings with Crispy Skin

The best method for creating smoked chicken wings with crispy skin.
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Prep Time 2 d
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, BBQ


  • Weber Kettle Grill
  • measuring cups, basting brush, tupperware bowl w/ lid, or brining bucket
  • wire rack
  • sauce bowl


  • 36+ wings party wings separate drums and flats
  • 1 gal filtered water ice cold
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose BBQ Rub see recipes
  • 3 cups cups Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce Purchase at H-E-B Grocery Store.


  • Unpackage wings, check that all drums and flapper are seperated.
    party size chicken wings
  • create your wet brine mixture. filtered water, salt and sugar. dissolve and mix well.
  • submerge wings in brine for 24 hours
  • remove from brine. Rinse, pat dry and air dry for a few more hours.
  • •• If you wish to skip brining, you can instead marinate in italian dressing over night, adding a generous amount of our bbq rub to the mixture. (see recipes for rub recipe)
  • Fire up your Weber Kettle Grill. Plasce coal in the center.
  • add wood chunks when coals are ready. We like fruit woods, eg. apple, cherry, peach, etc)
  • Place wings in a circular pattern on outter edge of grate.
    chicken wings on weber grill
  • close lid and smoke. check occasionally and turn when you see color on them.
    chicken wings on weber grill
  • Probe for 165º doneness. Once you reach this temp begin to sauce wings with our Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce.
  • Close lid and allow sauce to set for a few minutes. Careful paying attention so they do not burn now that sugar has been applied.
  • Begin to move a few wings in at a time to center, over the coals so that you can begin the caramelize the sauce and form a nice char crust. This can be a fast paced step, so watch your wings- they can burn here. Move them in and out of the direct zone as needed to acheive your desired results.
  • Wings are now probably at 180º. Becase we brined them, they are still moist and will pull perfectly off the bone for a very clean bite.
    caramelized chicken wings
  • Add finished wings to a large serving bowl and if you wish now is the time to add a bit more bbq sauce to give them a final coating for that perfect shine.
    sauced chicken wings


Serving: 4g
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