Super Smoked Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings Recipe

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2½ Tbsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp chilli powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp seasoned salt
2.2 kgs chicken wings, rinsed and dried
1 cup honey
½ cup hot barbecue sauce
3 Tbsp apple juice
Suggested wood for smoking: Apple wood chips


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the black pepper, onion powder, chilli powder, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Place the chicken wings in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in the dry rub and shake to coat the wings well. Marinate for at least 30 minutes (at room temperature) or as long as 24 hours (in the refrigerator).
  2. Preheat smoker to 115°C. Remove wings from resealable plastic bag. Place the wings on the top rack of the smoker and cook for 20 minutes. Turn wings and cook for another 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 75°C.
  3. While the wings are cooking, mix the honey, barbecue sauce, and apple juice together in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until warmed through. Remove the wings from the smoker and place in a disposable aluminium foil pan. Pour the warm sauce over the wings and toss to coat evenly. Return to smoker on second rack and cook for another 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the smoker and serve immediately.

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