Unravel the Secrets of Perfect Pit Boss Chicken Wings: A Comprehensive Guide for Crispy, Smoky Goodness

Chicken wings – a favorite among most and the perfect party snack, they serve as an all-time classic that never disappoints. But have you ever ...

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Pit Boss Smoker Chicken Wings

Chicken wings – a favorite among most and the perfect party snack, they serve as an all-time classic that never disappoints. But have you ever tasted the magic of Pit Boss Smoker Chicken Wings? If not, you’re in for a treat, as I share my secrets of achieving the perfect smoke and sizzle using the Pit Boss Pellet Grill.

My Personal Success Story: The Quest for Perfect Chicken Wings

As a food enthusiast with a soft spot for grilling, I’ve tried countless smoker recipes. But it was my first encounter with smoked wings from a Pit Boss pellet grill that sparked a newfound fascination.

I recall the crispy chicken skin breaking under my bite, the smoky flavor enveloping my senses, the juiciness mingling with the homemade dry rub, and the tangy wing sauce adding an extra layer of excitement to every mouthful.

But getting that perfect wing didn’t come overnight. I experimented with grill temperatures, worked with different types of wood pellets, and mixed various dry spice rubs before nailing the recipe that has now become a staple at my home gatherings.

The Pit Boss Pellet Grill played a pivotal role in this journey. With its precise temperature control, I was able to get the perfect indirect heat needed for smoking chicken wings. And when I discovered the magic of baking powder in getting extra crispy air fryer chicken wings, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place.

Comprehensive Recipe:

Now, let me share with you the comprehensive recipe that will surely be a hit at your next get-together.

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Pit Boss Smoker Chicken Wings

pit boss chicken wings

Pit Boss Smoker Chicken Wings evoke a sense of culinary delight in me. The smoky aroma, combined with the tender meat and crispy skin, makes it an unforgettable treat. Each bite captures the essence of perfectly smoked poultry, making it a must-try for anyone who appreciates the nuances of well-cooked chicken.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds of party wings
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Your favorite homemade dry rub
  • Wing sauces for serving



  1. Rinse your chicken wings and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Mix the baking powder and salt in a bowl and then thoroughly coat the wings.
  3. Apply your homemade dry rub to the wings and let them sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. This allows the rub to penetrate the chicken skin, resulting in a flavor-packed bite.


  1. Preheat your Pit Boss Pellet Grill to 250°F. Remember, maintaining a consistent grill temperature is crucial for even cooking.
  2. Arrange your wings on the grill grates, ensuring they’re not touching each other to allow for even smoke circulation.
  3. Smoke your wings for 2 hours or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  4. Just before they’re done, crank up your grill temperature to 350°F for about 15 minutes to get that desired crispy chicken skin.

Serve your smoked wings with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving:Calories: 410Total Fat: 30gCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 33g

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Serving Suggestions and Side Dishes:

These wings pair excellently with a refreshing celery and carrot sticks side and a creamy blue cheese or ranch dip. You can also serve them alongside smoked shotgun shells or smoked Chex mix for an entirely smoked menu.

Cooking Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid:

  1. Avoid using too much baking powder. A thin coating is enough to get that extra crispy skin.
  2. Don’t forget to monitor the grill temperature regularly. A Pit Boss Pellet Grill allows you to do this efficiently.
  3. Do not rush the smoking process. Patience is key to getting those perfectly smoked chicken wings.

Concluding Thoughts:

Embarking on a culinary journey with Pit Boss Smoker Chicken Wings is an adventure filled with rich flavors and textures that will ignite your love for cooking. By following these steps and tips, you’ll master the art of smoking chicken wings in no time. Remember, cooking is an expression of love, so pour your heart into it and the results will surely be spectacular. Bon Appétit!


Can I use an oven instead of a Pit Boss Pellet Grill or electric smoker?

Yes, you can bake the wings in an oven. However, you might miss the unique smoky flavor that the Pit Boss Pellet Grill or electric smoker imparts.

How can I get the chicken skin extra crispy?

The secret is to dry the wings thoroughly and coat them with baking powder. This will result in that crunchy, crispy skin we all crave.

What other dishes can I make with the Pit Boss Pellet Grill?

You can experiment with smoker recipes like pulled pork, smoked turkey, ribs, or even smoked vegetables. The possibilities are endless!

What is the purpose of the homemade dry rub?

A dry rub infuses the chicken wings with a depth of flavor. The smoked shotgun shells (or smoked paprika) adds a delightful smoky touch that complements the grill’s work.

Can I prepare the wings ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the wings up to a day in advance. Store them in the fridge with the dry rub on. This actually helps the seasoning penetrate deeper into the meat.

Why are my chicken wings not crispy?

Your wings might not be dry enough before you begin the seasoning and grilling process. Ensure that the wings are thoroughly dried and properly coated with baking powder.

How long to smoke chicken wings on a Pit Boss?

After preheating your Pit Boss to 250°F, smoke the wings for 30 minutes initially. Then increase the temperature to 350°F and smoke for another 60 minutes. This ensures the wings are cooked through and the skin gets crispy.

How long do you cook chicken wings on a pellet grill?

Overall, it takes about 90 minutes to cook chicken wings on a pellet grill. Start by smoking the wings at a lower temperature (250°F) for 30 minutes. Then, increase the temperature to 350°F and continue cooking for an additional 60 minutes.

How long does it take to smoke chicken wings at 225 on a pellet grill?

If you prefer to smoke your wings at a lower temperature of 225°F, the process will take longer. Generally, it can take up to 2.5 to 3 hours to fully cook the wings at this temperature. Always check that the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165°F to ensure they are cooked properly.

How long does it take to cook chicken wings on a pellet grill at 350?

If you cook the chicken wings at a steady temperature of 350°F, they should be ready in about 60 to 75 minutes. However, I recommend starting at a lower temperature to allow for adequate smoking before increasing the temperature for optimal crispiness.

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