A photo of a plate full of dry rubbed smoked chicken wings.

The Best Dry Rub Smoked Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Bursting with flavor from a perfect dry rub of dark brown sugar, oregano, smoked paprika and more, your boring chicken wings just became the best dang chicken recipe you'll have this month!


  • 3 Pounds Chicken Wings
  • 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper


  • Preheat the smoker with super smoke if you can with the lid closed for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to 225 degrees and preheat with the lid closed for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the rub.
  • In a disposable pan, toss the chicken wings and the rub until everything is heavily coated.
  • Arrange the chicken pieces evenly in the pan and set the pan in the smoker.
  • Close the lid and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours or until it reaches 165 degrees at the thickest part of the meat.
  • Pull the pan off of the smoker and heat to high heat or heat a grill if your smoker doesn't allow that.
  • Place the chicken directly on the grill and cook on each side until grill marks appear.
  • Set aside with foil laid over the top for 5 minutes.
  • Serve!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Dry Rub Smoked Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 2422mg105%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 766IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.