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Smoked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
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4.8 from 5 votes

Smoked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Wings get seasoned then in the smoker they go. Basted with a spicy honey garlic sauce, these are finger licking good and will be the hit of the party! Adapted from a Traeger recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: bbq recipe, chicken wings, grilled chicken recipe, honey garlic wings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 658kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken wings (about 24 wings)

Seasoning Salt

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Basting Sauce

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Tabasco (or favorite hot sauce)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)



  • Preheat grill/smoker or oven to 350°F (See Note1). In a small bowl whisk together the seasoning salt and set aside.
  • Lay chicken wings on rimmed baking sheets lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Season both sides of the wings with salt mixture.
  • Place the baking sheet with wings directly on the grill grate and cook for 50-60 minutes, or until a dark golden brown.
  • Meanwhile in a saucepan over medium heat, sauté the garlic in the butter for several minutes. Add remaining basting sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and cover.
  • When wings are done (DO NOT turn off grill/smoker or oven) baste the wings with the sauce, turn and repeat. Place back in grill/smoker or oven and cover lid. Cook another 15 minutes.
  • Remove and place on a platter, top with chopped chives (optional) and serve along side Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing.


  1. If smoking, set up wood chips as directed. I use a hickory, maple and cherry wood blend that Traeger makes for this recipe, but use whatever you prefer. ALSO IF BAKING: preheat oven to 350°F and also add 1/4 tsp liquid smoke to the basting sauce (only if baking). This should give the slight smokey flavor achieved in a smoker. I do not recommend to add this if you are smoking these.


Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 1662mg | Potassium: 362mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.1mg