Slow Cooker

Smoked Chicken Hot Wings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 ½ pounds chicken wings
  • ⅔ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat a smoker to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C) according to manufacturer’s directions.

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  • Step 2

    Mix 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl to make dry rub. Sprinkle over chicken wings.

  • Step 3

    Cook chicken wings in the preheated smoker until tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hour.

  • Step 4

    Combine hot pepper sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until butter is melted and sauce is smooth. Remove from heat.

  • Step 5

    Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Step 6

    Transfer smoked wings to a large bowl; stir in 1/2 of the sauce until wings are evenly coated.

  • Step 7

    Grill coated wings until skin is browned and starting to get crispy, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining sauce until wings are well-coated.

  • Cook's Note:

    I like to use hickory wood, but you can use whatever you have.

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