Preparation for smoke roasted wings is as simple as can be. I prepare mine with:
- a dash of salt,
- a dash of pepper
- Garlic Mix: consists of 4 parts Kosher salt, 2 parts restaurant grind black pepper and 1 part granulated garlic.
- (30 minutes at 225 degrees)
- (30-50 minuts at 350 – roast until internal temp is at least 165 degrees)
Get your pellet smoker running and up to 225°F. Use whatever flavor wood pellets you enjoy.
Load up your wings. This is the smoking part. Your pellet grill will impart more smoke flavor at a lower temp.
Smoke these wings at 225° for about 30 minutes.
Take your pellet grill temperature up to 350°F for the roasting step. This high temperature will crisp up the skin and render out the fat that’s in the wings. This step will take 30-50 minutes. I know that’s a wide gap but BBQ and grilling is more by temperature than time. You will want to cook these wings until they have an internal temperature of at least 165°f. Be sure you use a good instant read thermometer like a Themapen or thermopop from ThermoWorks! I like to take my wings up to 170°-180°. The added temp really helps give a nice texture to the skin.
As your wings start to approach your finish temperature be ready to take them off as they finish. There’s a good chance some will finish before others due to their inconsistent size.
Place them in a pan and keep that covered in foil.
Once done you wings are ready to enjoy as is or dressed up with a multitude of sauces. BBQ, teriyaki, Buffalo style and on and on. The only limit is your imagination. Now go get yourself some wings and get that pellet grill started!