Man-Grilling continues ! Even after Labor Day, the officially end outdoor cooking, true grill masters remain unfazed by social norms. For those of you who (like me) have purchased a new smoker, these Chipotle Dry Rub Smoked Chicken Wings are fabulous!
The wings are perfect for game day, backyard entertaining, picnics, beach outings or just as a snack for the family (if your kids are less than enthused about spicy foods, just tone down the amount of the chipotle ground pepper).
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp chipotle ground pepper
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp ground mustard
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 Tbsp salt
5 1/2 lbs chicken wings (about 30 wings)
In a small bowl combine the light brown sugar, chipotle ground pepper, smoked paprika, ground mustard, ground cumin, and salt. Place the chicken wings into a large freezer bag and pour the seasoning mix with them. Seal and ‘squish’ the contents around to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least an hour to season the chicken wings (the flavor is better the longer you can let the meat sit in the dry rub).
Remove meat from the freezer bag and place directly onto your smoker rack(s). Ours smoked to a crispy deliciousness at 275 degrees F (121 degrees C) in only 1 1/2 hours, but they can take up to 2 hours. Remove from the smoker and serve immediately.