Smoked Wings

I had a pretty productive Sunday.  Got some housework done and lounged around with Alex for awhile.  It was a pretty relaxing day. Alex was glued to the tube watching  and it gave me a chance to get some stuff done.  I have been thinking a lot about my blog and how much I miss getting blog posts in.  I feel like I am constantly doing cooking new recipes and doing projects that I plan on blogging on, but I have been so exhausted by the time I get home. I have a hard time getting motivated to work on my blog.  So tonight I made wings and came straight upstairs after dinner to get my post done!  Here I am!

When Alex and I first started dating, we spent many nights at Buffalo Wild Wings because we both love chicken wings!  Alex makes some killer wings on our Traeger Grill.  If you have a Traeger and you haven’t ever smoked wings on it, do yourself a favor and try out this recipe.  I think we have been to Buffalo Wild Wings less then 3 times since we started smoking our own wings at home.  The ones we make are so much better, and even better FOR you as they are not fried in grease.  Alex had me pick up some wings for dinner tonight.  Since he was enjoying his Sunday football, I decided to take a stab at them and make my man some delicious wings!  They were so easy and they were even Alex-approved!

Ingredients:

Chicken Wings

McCormick Grill Mates Pork Rub

Olive Oil

Frank’s Red Hot Wings Sauce

Salt & Pepper

Directions:

Turn on the Traeger to smoke with the lid open for 5 minutes.  While the Traeger is smoking, rinse the wings in cold water.

Turn on the Traeger to smoke with the lid open for 5 minutes. Then crank up the heat to 350˚ and preheat for 10-15 minutes. While the Traeger is smoking, rinse the wings in cold water.

Pat the sings dry with paper towels.

Pat the sings dry with paper towels.

After all the wings are rinsed and dried, it is time to add some seasoning.

After all the wings are rinsed and dried, it is time to add some seasoning.

I did not measure but I just gave the rub a generous shake over the wings and a drizzle of olive oil.

I did not measure but I just gave the rub a generous shake over the wings and a drizzle of olive oil.

After working in the rub and olive oil, I added a few cranks of sea salt & ground pepper.  I tossed them around some more after that.

After working in the rub and olive oil, I added a few cranks of sea salt & ground pepper. I tossed them around some more after that.

Spread the wings out evenly directly on the rack. Smoke on 350˚ for 25 minutes.

Spread the wings out evenly directly on the rack. Smoke on 350˚ for 25 minutes.

Smoke on the other side for about 10 more minutes or until the wings temp out at 165˚.

Smoke on the other side for about 10 more minutes or until the wings temp out at 165˚.

This is the BEST wing sauce I have ever had!  We keep a few bottles on hand!

This is the BEST wing sauce I have ever had! We keep a few bottles on hand!

Give the wings a generous drizzle of wing sauce.

Give the wings a generous drizzle of wing sauce.

This reminds me of good old Applebees!  Put the lid on a shake that bad boy!

This reminds me of good old Applebees! Put the lid on a shake that bad boy!

Serve with some veggies and ranch!  Super Yummy!

Serve with some veggies and ranch! Super Yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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