Traeger Chicken  Wings

These Traeger chicken wings combine savory smokiness from the pellet grill and a sweet tang from the BBQ sauce. The wings come out juicy and tender with an irresistible crispy skin! This is an easy recipe that takes very little hands-on time. You can even season the wings in advance and let them sit overnight for maximum flavor.

Ingredients – 4 pounds chicken wings – 2 tablespoons cooking oil – 3 tablespoons BBQ dry rub – 1-½ tablespoons baking powder Sauce Choices – Carolina Gold BBQ sauce – Buffalo Sauce – or your favorite BBQ sauce

Use paper towels to pat the wings dry, then toss with oil until well-coated.

Step 1

Add the dry rub and baking powder to the wings.

Step 2

Toss the wings until they are coated in the seasoning.

Step 3

Place them directly on the grill grate in a single layer. Start the wings out at a lower temperature, then turn the heat up to finish them. The higher temperature will help make crispy chicken skin.

Step 4

– Use your favorite rub or make your own. Try our Santa Maria rub or Cajun seasoning mix. You can also just season them with salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic powder.

We coated the wings in Carolina Gold sauce, buffalo sauce, and good old fashioned BBQ sauce. Everyone gets to choose their favorite. 

– Don’t skip the baking powder! This helps the skin on the wings get extra crispy. If you want to skip the metallic taste, use an aluminum-free baking powder.

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