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Bourbon Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe

By: Napoleon Guest Author
Prep Time
30 Min
Cook Time
150 Min
Yield
6
Difficulty
Medium

Bourbon Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

Dry Rub

1/2 tbsp.

smoked paprika

1/2 tbsp. 

onion powder

1/2 tbsp.

kosher salt

3/4 tbsp.

light brown sugar

3/4 tsp.

chili powder

3/4 tsp.

paprika

3/4 tsp.

cumin

1/2 tsp.

garlic powder

1/2 tsp.

cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp.

dried mustard powder

1/4 tsp.

black pepper

1/4 tsp.

dried oregano

1/4 tsp.

 

dried ground thyme


Wings:

4 lbs.

chicken wings, patted dry; whole

2 tbsp.

vegetable oil

hickory wood chips


Bourbon BBQ Sauce: 

1/2 

onion, finely minced

4 cloves

garlic, finely minced

3/4 cup

bourbon whiskey

1/2 tsp.
 

ground black pepper

1/2 tbsp.

salt

2 cups

ketchup

1/4 cup

tomato paste

1/3 cup

cider vinegar

2 tbsp.

liquid smoke flavoring

1/4 cup

Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup

packed brown sugar

1/3 tsp.

hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Directions
  1. Mix dry rub ingredients together thoroughly. 
  2.  Season the wings with the dry rub ensuring every wing is well coated. 
  3. Soak 2 cups of Hickory Wood Chips in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Fill the Napoleon Smoker Box with the soaked chips. Place Smoker Box into the grill replacing the sear plate. Place a drip tray over remaining burners. 
  4. Heat the grill to 250°F using the burner under the smoker box. Keep the remaining burners off. 
  5. In a medium saucepan, add onion, garlic, and bourbon. Simmer for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer for at least 5 min.  
  6. Place the wings on the grill using indirect heat. Allow wings to Smoke for 2 – 2.5 hours, turning periodically, and refilling wood chips as necessary. Do not open the grill too often as smoke will be lost. 
  7. Once the wings are cooked remove the drip tray. Heat the grill to medium-high and place the wings on the grill. Use direct heat and grill the wings for 1-2 minutes per side, basting the other side with BBQ sauce. Do this 3 – 4 times to build a thick caramelized coat of sauce. 
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