Spicy Chicken Wings


2-1/2 tbs ground black pepper
1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs chilli powder
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs seasoned salt
2 kg chicken wings, rinsed and dried
1 cup honey
1/2 cup hot barbecue sauce
3 tbs apple juice


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 Ziplock 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).

Preheat smoker to 107˚C. 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 65˚C.

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 aluminum 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.


These wings are super spicy so use less dry rub or omit the Chilli powder for a milder flavour.

Suggested wood for smoking



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