Smoked Dry Rub Wings

Smoked Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings


  • 3 Pounds of Chicken Wings (separated flat from drum and tip removed)
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Additional Spices or Pre-Packaged Rub ( I used Sweet Money Rub)


  1. Start your smoker, add in your desired wood to the charcoal. (Pecan wood will make the wings darker).  Do not add any food until the smoke has turned from white to blue or your food will have an unpleasant taste.
  2. Bring the heat up on your smoker to 350 F and stabilize it.
  3. Mix up your rub starting with the molasses brown sugar and salt.
  4. Then add in the rest of your ingredients.
  5. Reserve a cup of dry rub for tossing the wings after they are cooked.
  6. Pat each of the wings dry with a paper towel.
  7. Add wings to the dry rub and mix well to ensure each wing is coated with flavor.
  8. Place on direct heat (remove any ceramic plates before heating up your smoker).
  9. Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes until the internal temperature of your wing is 165 f
  10. Toss the cooked wings in the reserved dry rub and serve.

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