How to smoke honey chili wings on a propane grill

How to smoke honey chili wings on a propane grill

Smoking honey chili wings on a propane grill sounds like a delicious idea! Here's a simple recipe to get you started from Skip Theobald at 47 North Provisions:


  • Chicken wings
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Honey
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika (optional for extra smokiness)
  • Hickory Wood Chips


  1. Prepare the Wings:

    • Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings.
    • Toss the wings in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Preheat the Grill:

    • Preheat your propane grill to a medium-high temperature, around 225-250°F (107-121°C).
  3. Set up for Smoking:

    • If your propane grill has a smoker box, fill it with wood chips (hickory or applewood work well for wings). If not, you can create a smoke pouch using aluminum foil. Simply wrap a handful of soaked wood chips in foil, poke some holes in it, and place it on the grill grates.
  4. Season the Wings:

    • In a separate bowl, mix honey, chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder to create a glaze. Adjust the quantities to suit your taste preferences.
    • Brush the wings with the honey chili glaze, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Smoking the Wings:

    • Place the wings on the grill grates away from direct heat. If you have multiple burners, you can turn off the burner beneath the wings to create an indirect cooking zone.
    • Close the lid and let the wings smoke for about 1.5 to 2 hours. Make sure to check and rotate them occasionally for even cooking.
  6. Baste with Glaze:

    • Every 30 minutes or so, baste the wings with the honey chili glaze to build up that sweet and spicy flavor.
  7. Check for Doneness:

    • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Once the wings are done, take them off the grill, let them rest for a few minutes, and then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Remember, grilling times can vary, so keep an eye on the wings and adjust as needed. Enjoy your smoky, honey chili wings!

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