Smoked Honey Spiced Chicken Wings Recipe

Get ready to savor the ultimate finger-licking chicken wings bursting with flavor. These perfectly smoked wings are coated in a tantalizing rub featuring Chinese 5 spice and paprika, then finished off with a mouthwatering hot sauce glaze made with a combination of hot sauce, French dressing, honey, and spices. Serve them alongside a creamy blue cheese dip and fresh vegetables for a tantalizing appetizer or main dish.


2 Dozen chicken wings

Cooking oil

125 Ml (½ c) hot sauce

125 Ml (½ c) French dressing

45 Ml (3 tbsp) honey

15 Ml (1 tbsp) crushed red pepper

3 Ml (½ tsp) cayenne pepper

3 Ml (½ tsp) coarse ground pepper


30 Ml (2 tbsp) salt

30 Ml (2 tbsp) Chinese 5 spice - equal parts fennel, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and anise pepper

30 Ml (2 tbsp) sugar

15 Ml (1 tbsp) paprika

15 Ml (1 tbsp) garlic salt

10 Ml (2 tsp) cayenne pepper

10 Ml (2 tsp) ground black pepper

5 Ml (1 tsp) garlic powder


At least 2 hours before serving, mix together rub ingredients and massage into wings. Place in plastic wrap/bag and refrigerate. Remove wings from refrigerator and let stand for 30 minutes.

Smoking Method:

Preheat the Bradley Smoker to 100°C (220°F). Place wings on oiled smoker racks and using Hickory flavor bisquettes smoke/cook for about 2 hours.

While wings are smoking, combine hot sauce, French dressing, honey, pepper flakes, cayenne and black pepper together in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer on the stove, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

To Serve:

Remove wings from smoker when cooked and toss with hot sauce. Serve with blue cheese dip and fresh vegetables.


Hickory Wood Bisquettes

The strong and sweet flavor of Hickory Bisquettes make it one of the more popular woods for smoking, and especially pairs well with poultry, beef, pork, game, water fowl, nuts, and cheese.

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