Texas Hot Smoked Wings

Besides barbecue, Texas is known for its wings. Not Buffalo wings, but “way better” Texas Hot Smoked Wings. And it’s not Texas barbecue without Dickey’s sauce and rub. There’s nothing better than Texas-style wings. Those other wings can shuffle back to Buffalo.

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes
  • Marinate Time

    12 Hours
  • Cook Time

    90 Minutes
  • Serves

    6-8 People
  • Pellets

    Pecan or Charcoal
  • Measurement
  • Ingredient
  • Note


  • 1 tsp
  • Salt, kosher
  • 1/2 cup
  • Vinegar, distilled
  • 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper, ground
  • as needed
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing
  • as needed
  • Pickle chips, sweet or spicy


  1. Combine Dickey’s Original Barbecue Sauce with vinegar, Dickey’s Chili Pork Butt Rub, and black pepper in a mixing bowl.
  2. Remove 1.5 cups of the sauce from the bowl to marinate the chicken wings. Toss the wings in a mixing bowl with salt and 1 cup of the spiced sauce. Toss well and marinate overnight.
  3. Turn the smoker on and heat to 190°F. Place the marinated chicken wings on the grates and smoke for 60 minutes. After 90 minutes turn the heat up to 250°F to finish heating the chicken until it reaches 165°F at the bone.
  4. Remove from the smoker and turn the heat up to 450°F. Place the chicken wings back on the grill and grill until the skin starts to crisp. Brush sauce onto the wings and turn frequently to glaze.
  5. Serve with dressing and pickle chips.

Recipe Categories: Appetizers, Chicken, Grill, Lunch, Smoke