Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings

This post was compensated, however 100% of opinions and views expressed are my own. #saucefaced 

As wing fanatics, we are always looking for new ways to prepare them. Of course you can grill chicken wings, but what if you smoke them and then smother them in delicious sauce?

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill! #wingsonthegrill #smokedchickenwings www.savoryexperiments.com


 

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilled chicken wing recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Kingsford® has long been the standard for charcoal grilling. For over 90 years, the company has brought you natural charcoal and wood chips in a wide variety of flavors with options for every type of griller. No picnic is complete without a bag of Kingsford®.

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Now the iconic brand is launching their newest product, which is sure to be just as much of a hit: Kingsford®’s Sauces and Rub!

Make irresistible pairings with mesquite, hickory, applewood and cherrywood briquets and sauces on anything you can throw on the grill: chicken, beef, seafood or vegetables!

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Kingsford® has four new products and they are looking to the expert griller’s (that is YOU, silly) for feedback! Next time you are at the store pick up one of these tasty sauces, give it a whirl and let them know what you think!

  • Kingsford® Honey Jalapeno Mesquite BBQ Sauce
  • Kingsford® Brown Sugar Applewood BBQ Sauce
  • Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce
  • Kingsford® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub
These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Hubby and I delighted in dragging out the charcoal grill for the first time this summer to whip up a batch of 3-pepper smoked hickory wings.

We used a classic charcoal, seeing we really wanted to be able to taste the hickory flavor of the BBQ sauce.

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Using a signature rub developed by Pitmaster Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal and Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce, we had a fabulous appetizer (or for me, entree) whipped up in just minutes!

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

The peppery rub combined with sweet, smoky heat of their Original BBQ sauce was the essence of summer grilling. While 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are the perfect start to any meal, you can also prepare them as an entree.

We paired ours with my favorite Grilled Potatoes, but here are some other options that are sure to please any crowd!

And even more of our BEST Chicken Wing Recipes!

These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill! #wingsonthegrill #smokedchickenwings www.savoryexperiments.com
These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!

Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings

5 from 3 votes
These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

3-Pepper Dry Rub

Chicken

  • 28 chicken wings both flats and drumettes
  • 1 cup Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Stir together the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Season the wings, using all of the rub for extra hot wings or half of the rub for spicy wings.
    These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill! #wingsonthegrill #smokedchickenwings www.savoryexperiments.com
  • Build a charcoal fire for indirect cooking using Kingsford® Charcoal by situating the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void. Preheat the grill to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
    These 3-pepper smoked hickory wings are an easy grilling recipe that whole family will love. Spicy and sweet, they only take a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to grill!
  • Place the wings on the grill over indirect heat and close the lid. Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until brown and crispy. Coat wings liberally with Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce and cook an additional 2 minutes, allowing the sauce to caramelize. Remove wings from the grill, and serve with extra sauce.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 587 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 41 g, Fat: 36 g, Saturated Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 172 mg, Sodium: 1429 mg, Potassium: 476 mg, Sugar: 17 g, Vitamin A: 600 IU, Vitamin C: 2.1 mg, Calcium: 46 mg, Iron: 2.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 587
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings recipe, smoked chicken wings, wings on the grill
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    These wings are truly smoking hot! The layers of flavor and the taste can’t be beat! Adding this to our summer menu!