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Roasted Serrano Wings

Roasted Serrano Wings

By Traeger Kitchen

Hot wings are meant to kick you where it counts–right in the taste buds. These fiery wings are so flavorful, you may just cry tears of joy.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

45 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
4 Pound whole chicken wings
1 (12 oz) can of beer
2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
To Taste Traeger Chicken Rub
1 Pound fresh serrano chiles
4 garlic cloves
1 Teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
1 Teaspoon fresh basil leaves
1/2 Teaspoon celery salt
1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Cup distilled white vinegar


  • 1

    Place the wings in a large bowl and cover with the beer and red pepper flakes. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.

  • 2

    Remove the wings from brine and pat dry. Trim the wings down into flats and drummettes. Discard the wing tips. Season generously with Traeger Chicken Rub.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 325 °F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

  • 4

    Place the wings and the serrano peppers directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes, then flip the peppers and continue grilling until the skin of the peppers is charred, and the flesh is soft, another 5-10 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 5

    Remove the peppers from the grill and flip the chicken wings. Cook the wings for 20-25 minutes more, while you make the hot sauce.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 6

    Cut the stems off of the serrano chiles and discard. Transfer the peppers to a food processor. Add the garlic, oregano, basil, celery salt, and black pepper. Process to combine. With the processor running, slowly pour in the vinegar and continue processing until smooth. Pour 1/2 cup of the sauce into a small bowl and reserve the rest for serving.

  • 7

    Dunk the wings in the bowl of sauce and return to the grill. Cook until the sauce sets, about 5 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 8

    Remove the wings from the grill and serve with the remaining sauce. Enjoy!

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