Almost-Fried Smoked Chicken Wings

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These are my wife’s favorite chicken wings. Me, I’m happy enough with just cooking them up on my Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer using the Wingin’ator 3000 modification. But, that being said, I also love these crunchy almost-fried smoked chicken wings that require no frying at all. They have a tremendous smoky flavor, and a nice crunch. They are tender and juicy and can be made on a smoker (I use a Weber Smokey Mountain 18-1/2-Inch Charcoal Smoker) or over indirect heat on a charcoal or gas grill.

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Almost-Fried Smoked Chicken Wings

For the sauce I just threw a bunch of extras in with some BBQ sauce. It had a nice kick, but wasn’t crazy hot. It’s perfect for my almost-fried smoked chicken wings.

If you prefer to just go for the gusto and deep fry your wings, try my fried smoked wings recipe. They are beyond great.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Almost-Fried Smoked Chicken Wings
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Almost-Fried Smoked Chicken Wings

I love these wings because they require no frying at all. They have a tremendous smoky flavor, and a nice crunch. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8
Calories 437kcal


For the wings

For the dipping sauce


For the wings

  • Place wings into a large resealable container. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of rub. Seal and shake to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Fire up your smoker for 250 F smoking and add a few chunks of light wood, such as apple or hickory.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and 1 tablespoon of the rub.
  • In another medium bowl, combine the flour and corn meal and 2 tablespoons of the rub.
  • Working in batches, dip the wings into the egg mixture. Shake off the excess.
  • Then roll the wings in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess.
  • Transfer wings to the smoker.
  • Cook for 30 minutes at 250 F.
  • Very gently flip the wings and cook another 30 minutes.
  • Continue flipping (very gently!) every 30 minutes until the wings are done, about 2 hours.

For the dipping sauce

  • Warm the sauce in a medium sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the remaining ingredients. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve warm for dipping.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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