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Smoked Cajun Chicken Wings

Smoked Cajun Chicken Wings

By Traeger Kitchen

Dan Patrick, the man behind The Dan Patrick Show, picks these Cajun wings for the top of his roster. Cayenne pepper and Louisiana-style hot sauce grant out-of-this-world flavor and heat that’ll have you licking every last finger.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

1 Hrs
20 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon paprika
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 Teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 Teaspoon cumin
1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 Pound chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated
1/4 Cup butter
1/4 Cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1

    Rub: In a small bowl, mix together baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.

  • 2

    Rinse chicken wings and pat dry with paper towels. Place wings in a large bowl and sprinkle on rub, tossing to evenly coat.

  • 3

    Set a wire rack inside an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Arrange wings in a single layer leaving a little space between each wing. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

  • 5

    Smoke wings for 30 minutes.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C


  • 6

    After 30 minutes, increase grill temperature to 350℉ and roast for 45 to 50 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 7

    While wings are on the grill, combine butter, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until combined.

  • 8

    Reduce heat to low and keep warm until the wings are done cooking.

  • 9

    Transfer wings to a large bowl. Add sauce and toss to thoroughly coat wings.

  • 10

    Transfer to a platter and serve immediately with carrot sticks, celery sticks, blue cheese, ranch or desired dipping sauces. Enjoy!

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