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When it comes to competition BBQ, flavor may be king, but presentation still matters. Chad Ward is here to teach you how to make a competition box that will wow the judges.

Traeger Chicken Wings 3 Ways

by Chad Ward

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

35 Min





Fire up your grill and make Traeger chicken wings 3 ways. Grilled chicken wings are sauced and tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce, a fiery buffalo sauce, and dry-rubbed with our signature Chicken Rub so that you get not one, but three wood-fired flavors for your next spread.

Chicken Wings
8 Poundchicken wings
2 Tablespooncornstarch
6 OunceTraeger Chicken Rub
To TasteSalt
Franks RedHot Sauce
1/2 CupFrank's RedHot Sauce
1/4 Cupspicy brown mustard
6 Tablespoonunsalted butter
Sriracha Wing Sauce
1/2 CupSriracha
1/4 Cupsoy sauce
2 Tablespoonsesame oil
1/2 Cuphoney
  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 375℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 2

    While grill is preheating, dry off chicken wings with a paper towel. Place wings in a large bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch, Traeger Chicken Rub and salt to taste. Mix to coat both sides of the chicken wings.

  • 3

    Place the wings on the grill and cook for 35 minutes, turning halfway through. Check the internal temperature of the wings at 35 minutes. The internal temperature should be at least 165℉. However, an internal temperature of 175-180℉ will yield a better texture.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, make the Franks RedHot Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine Franks RedHot, mustard and butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the sauce is just warmed through. Set aside and check on your wings.

  • 5

    Make the Sriracha Wing Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine Sriracha, soy sauce, sesame seed oil and honey. Whisk to combine and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is just warmed through. Set aside.

  • 6

    Remove wings from the grill. Place 1/3 in a large bowl and toss with the Franks RedHot sauce. Toss another 1/3 with the Sriracha sauce. Leave the remaining 1/3 of the wings unsauced and season with extra Traeger Chicken Rub if desired. Serve and enjoy!