These are probably close to my best chicken wings yet; everyone that had them loves them!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat smoker to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) and add 1 cup wood chips to start the smoke rolling.

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  • Liberally coat chicken wings with about 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning.

  • Place wings directly on the grate in the smoker or in an aluminum pan with holes to allow airflow. Add more wood chips as needed to continue smoke. Smoke wings for 2 hours.

  • Combine butter, garlic, and 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir hot sauce into butter mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Preheat grill to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Cook wings, 10 to 12 at a time, in the deep fryer until no wings are longer pink in the center and are lightly browned on the outside, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove wings from the oil with a slotted spoon, letting excess oil drain from the wings.

  • Place cooked wings on a baking sheet and liberally coat each wing with hot sauce mixture.

  • Place coated wings directly onto the grates of the preheated grill; cook until sauce has caramelized and wings are crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 10.8g 22% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 38.5mg 13% DV; sodium 1997.1mg 80% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
Great wing recipe! I've cooked wings a lot of different ways but this was the best I think. They were a hit (although the kitchen was a mess!). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2017
Way too much work. Smoke then fry then grill. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2017
Way too much work. Smoke then fry then grill. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
Great wing recipe! I've cooked wings a lot of different ways but this was the best I think. They were a hit (although the kitchen was a mess!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2018
This recipe is awesome! We use Old Bay seasoning and skip the deep frying. We go from the smoker dip the wings in the sauce and straight to the grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
No and yes it's very good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2019
I made them following the recipe. I thought they were very good but my wife said a little too hot Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2015
awesome recipe. only thing i did different was make my own rub but other then that was awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
Great. But i did inject with butter base marinade. It was so good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
Brilliant Read More