Grilled Chicken Wings

How To Make Crispy Wings On A Traeger [Grill]

In this recipe we have a trick up our sleeve to get those extra crispy chicken wings on your Traeger Grill.

Watch as Chef Jason, Ace’s Grilling Expert, show you how to make crispy wings on your pellet grill.

Yield: 2# Chicken Wings (drums and flaps)

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 35-45 Minutes – depending on desired doneness


Measure   Ingredient                                                                    Prep Notes      

2 lbs             Chicken Wings, Fresh                                            Drums and Flaps                       

2 ½  tsp        Baking Powder

4 tbsp           Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                                    Season to taste

2 tbsp           Honey Hog, Hot, Meat Church                           Season to taste                                               

Prep Directions:

Remove wings from package and pat dry on ALL sides, then let sit 2-3 minutes prior to seasoning

Cooking Directions:

  • Wash all tools prior to use
  • Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  • Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
  • Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner (if applicable)
  • Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
  • Set Traeger to 375˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
  • While Traeger is heating up:
  • Open chicken wings, remove from package and drain, then pat dry on ALL side
  • Place chicken onto a cooking sheet and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before seasoning
  • Pat dry again if needed
  • In a mixing bowl add the seasoning and baking powder and mix well
  • Place the wings in a mixing bowl and add the rub
  • Mix well to coat
  • Place the chicken wings onto the grill grate and cook for 25-30 minutes
  • Open Traeger, check wings temperature (looking for 165˚ F – 170˚ F)
  • Flip wings to second side and cook until wings hit desired doneness
  • Remove wings from grill and place onto a cooking sheet, in a single layer
  • Bring into kitchen and arrange on your favorite platter
  • Serve with appropriate wing garnishes like hot sauce, bbq sauce, spicy honey, ranch and veggies
  • Enjoy them dry and crispy or dunk and devour

Grills / Grill Gear Used:


Always follow manufacturer’s instructions before using any product.
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