Hoisin-Glazed Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe

Hoisin-Glazed Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe
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Super Bowl Sunday is big in our household. We love watching the game (and especially the ads!) while enjoying all kinds of snacks from the grill.

These sweet and smoky chicken wings are always on the menu. They’re easy to make and they’re devoured pretty much as soon as they hit the table. The recipe calls for using hickory wood chips, but you can make it easy on yourself and pick up a Char-Broil® 3-Pack Wood Chip Smoker Box.

Good luck to both teams playing on Super Sunday. We’ll be watching – with plenty of wings, beer and lots of napkins.


Hoisin-Glazed Smoked Chicken Wings


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 24 wings

Smoky sweet hoisin-glazed wings are a treat on game day or any day.


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken wings (approx. 24)
  • 1 5-ounce bottle Tabasco sauce, chipotle flavor
  • Wing Rub
  • 2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry hot mustard, ground
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup apple juice


  1. Place chicken wings in a gallon resealable bag and pour Tabasco chipotle sauce over the wings and toss to coat evenly. Marinate 12 hours in the refrigerator, turning after a couple of hours to distribute marinade equally.
  2. Remove chicken from chipotle sauce marinade (discard any remaining marinade) and place on a baking sheet pan. In a small bowl mix wing rub together. Evenly sprinkle wing rub on both sides of the chicken wings.
  3. Prepare your grill for indirect smoking at 225-250 degrees. Add ½ cup hickory chips every ½ hour until the wings are done.
  4. Place wings on the grill and smoke for 1 hour. Flip them over and continue to smoke them for an additional ½ hour or until the internal temperature of the wings is 165 degrees.
  5. Remove the wings from grill and place in a mixing bowl. Mix glaze ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute prior to using. Pour glaze over wings (save ¼ cup for a dipping sauce) and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Increase grill temperature to medium high heat (375 to 450 degrees direct) and oil grill grates.
  7. Place glazed wings on hot grill for 1 -2 minutes per side to caramelize sauce. Remove from grill and serve with remaining glaze on the side for dipping.
  8. Serve immediately with plenty of napkins and beer.

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