Game Day Smoked Wings

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Game Day Smoked Wings

With a little planning, these wings will satisfy even the toughest game day stomachs. So throw them on, let them smoke, and crack open a cold one when you sit down for your next game day gathering.
Quick Recipe:
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 wings
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Prep Time

  • First we start my adding all wet ingredients and Rock's Citrus Spice Blend into your Zip Loc bag to make our quick marinade.
    1/4 Cup Olive Oil, 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 TBSP Rock's Citrus Spice Blend, 1 TBSP Water
  • Next take your full chicken wings and prep them by cutting into "flats" and "drums"
    2 Lbs Chicken Wings
  • To do this, take a large sharp knife (or clever) and place it in the joint between the drumstick and the flat. Press down firmly, and you will cut directly through the skin, tendons & bone.
  • Repeat this same process to remove and discard the wings "tip"
  • After cutting up each wing, pat the wings dry to remove any excess moisture from the skin, then place your drumsticks and flats into your marinade.
  • With all the wings in the Zip Loc bag, leave some air in the bag but close it up. Then toss the wings around in the bag to incorporate the quick marinade around all the wings.

Smoking

  • After your wings have marinaded for at least 15 minutes, start up your Traeger Timberline 1300 and set your temperature to 375° F.
    Smoked Q Traeger Timberline 1300
  • When up to temp, place each flat and drumstick directly on the grill grate (or cooling rack for easy transport) and smoke for 35-45 minutes. Feel free to add another dusting of your Rock's Citrus Spice Blend when putting the wings on.
    1 TBSP Rock's Citrus Spice Blend
  • After 35-45 minutes check the progress and if the wings are beginning to turn a golden brown take your Traeger up to 500° F.
  • When you reach 500° F, sear each side for another 5 minutes each.
  • After searing, your wings should be a deep golden color with a slightly crisp skin. You will also likely see the bones beginning to pull out a bit. Remove the wings from your Traeger and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Lastly – and most importantly – crack open your beverage of choice, flip on your favorite game, and enjoy your wings with family and friends!
    Game Day Wings

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Game Day Smoked Wings
Amount per Serving
Calories
262
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
63
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
78
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
129
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
120
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Wings, Game Day Wings, Poultry, Rock’s Citrus Spice Blend
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