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Smoked Dry Rub Wings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

Most wing recipes have you swimming in sauce, but these dry rubbed wings are a healthier alternative that cut the mess, but not the flavor.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1/4 Cup salt

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 4 Clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 Pound chicken wings

Rub

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated onion

  • 1/4 Teaspoon ancho or chipotle chile pepper

  • 1/4 Teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Traeger Rub

Steps

  • 1

    For the Brine: Whisk together brine ingredients with 4 cups water in a large bowl or container until the brown sugar and salt have dissolved.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup salt

    • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

    • 4 Clove garlic, crushed

    • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme

    • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 2

    Add wings to the brine. Cover and put in the refrigerator and let the wings brine for 24 hours.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Pound chicken wings

  • 3

    Remove the wings from the brine, rinse off and pat dry.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 5

    For the Rub: In a small bowl, mix together dry rub ingredients. Coat the wings with the rub on all sides.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

    • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated onion

    • 1/4 Teaspoon ancho or chipotle chile pepper

    • 1/4 Teaspoon smoked paprika

    • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder

    • 1/4 Teaspoon Traeger Rub

  • 6

    Place the wings on the grill grate and smoke for 60 to 90 minutes. Remove from the grill.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 7

    Increase grill temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed 15 minutes. Place the wings back on the grill and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until the wings are golden brown with a little bit of crunch.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove the wings from the grill and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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