Smoked Chicken Wings on a Gas Grill

15 mins
20 mins

Always a fave no matter the occasion, these Smoked Chicken Wings on a Gas Grill give you the best of both worlds. Hickory-smoked wings grilled up hot and fast, then basted with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

We made this recipe on the Commercial Series™ 4-Burner Gas Grill, but you can make it on your grill. Get smoky flavor on your gas grill using a smoker box filled with flavored wood chips.


For the Chicken Wings

  • 4 pounds chicken wings (about 20 wings)
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • hickory wood chips

For the Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder


Step 1 Of 8
Place chicken wings in a large bowl.
Combine smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, pepper and sugar In a small bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning over the wings and toss with tongs until wings are evenly coated.
Fill your smoker box with wood chips and place on top of cool grill grates.
Preheat your grill to 550°F.
While the wood chips are heating, combine ketchup, honey, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, cayenne powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes and set aside.
Once the wood chips start to smoke, reduce grill temperature to 350°F.
Hot Tip
Leave the lid open for a few minutes to decrease grill temperature more quickly.
Place chicken wings on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 5 to 8 minutes per side. Brush wings with BBQ sauce during the last minute of cooking.
Remove from the grill and serve with some Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms and Grilled Maple Bacon Jalapeño Poppers.
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