Smoked Brown Sugar BBQ Wings


Smoked Brown Sugar BBQ Wings

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Magically, brown sugar and barbecue spice melt together for a 2-ingredient sweet, sticky sauce that clings onto these chicken wings. So tasty, you may want to make a double batch!

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 7
1 (2- to 2 ½-lb.) pkg. Hy-Vee True cut chicken wings (drumettes and flats)
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
2 tbsp. Kinder’s brown sugar seasoning rub
½ c. Country Bob’s original barbecue sauce, divided

Things To Grab

  • Paper towels
  • Large resealable plastic bag
  • Pellet Smoker
  • Hickory wood grilling pellets and water pan
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Silicone pastry brush
  • Large bowl
  • Foil


  1. Pat wings dry with paper towels. Place wings in a large resealable plastic bag. Drizzle oil over wings; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat wings with oil. Open bag; sprinkle with brown sugar rub. Seal bag; toss in bag until evenly coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat pellet smoker according to manufacturer's directions to maintain a temperature of 225 degrees to 230 degrees. Use wood pellets and water pan as directed.

  3. Place wings in a single layer ½ in. apart on rack in smoker. Close smoker; smoke for 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest area of wing and not touching bone reaches 165 degrees. Remove and transfer wings to a large rimmed baking pan.

  4. Increase smoker heat to maintain a temperature of 350 degrees. Meanwhile, brush chicken wings with ¼ cup barbecue sauce. Return wings to smoker. Smoke, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until wings reach 175 degrees and are lightly charred, turning frequently.

  5. Transfer wings to a large bowl; cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour remaining ¼ cup sauce over wings; toss to coat.

    Note: This recipe was tested using a pellet smoker. Smoking times may vary depending on style and size of smoker.

Nutrition facts


230 Calories per serving
3 wings each

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 14g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 4%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons