Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings
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Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings are a little on the spicy side, but balanced out with the honey butter dipping sauce 🙂

I have done my fair share of smoked wings, and most I cook low and slow on the Traeger at 250 degrees.

Honey Hot Wings, Sriracha Maple Chicken Wings, and Smoked Old Bay Chicken Wings are just a few of my favorites.

These, however, are on the crisper side so I am coating them in baking powder and cooking at a higher temp.

The baking powder will help dry out the chicken skin to create a crispy wing 🙂

How to Make Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

I am using four pounds of the whole chicken wings that have not been split.

And the main seasoning is this dry Nashville Hot chicken seasoning.

You can find it in the spice aisle at most grocery stores.

chicken and seasoning before cooking

Put the chicken wings in a large bowl.

And add 2 tablespoons of the Nashville Hot seasoning, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.

Toss with your hands until the chicken is coated.

seasoned chicken before cooking

Place the chicken on a tray and sprinkle any remaining seasoning from the bowl over top.

seasoned chicken on a tray

Set the Traeger to 400 degrees.

And once preheated place the chicken wings on the grill grate.

wings on the smoker before cooking

They will cook 45 minutes to an hour, and flip them halfway through.

flipping chicken halfway through

Check the temperature toward the end of cooking time and they are ready once they are over 165 degrees.

Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

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Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

While the chicken cools, make the spicy honey butter dipping sauce.

You need 6 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/2 tablespoon Nashville Hot seasoning.

If you only wanted a sweet dipping sauce, just leave the hot seasoning out.

spicy honey sauce ingredients

Put all three ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir until it’s all melted together and serve in a small dish for dipping.

pouring the honey hot sauce

Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings have the perfect trio of flavors!

Smoky wood fired flavor, a decent spicy kick, and sweet honey butter dipping sauce.

We had this with a side dish of Traeger Corn on the Cob for a complete meal all on the pellet grill 🙂

Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

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Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Cheri Renee
Traeger Nashville Hot Chicken Wings have a dry rub for a spicy, crispy chicken wing on the Traeger, and a spicy honey butter for dipping
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pounds
Calories 618 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds whole (not split) chicken wings
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps Nashville Hot dry seasoning
  • 2 Tbsps baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 6 Tbsps butter
  • 2 Tbsps honey

Instructions
 

  • Pat the chicken wings dry really well. Put them in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the Nashville Hot seasoning, baking powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper. Toss until the wings are coated.
  • Set the Traeger to 400 degrees. Place the wings on the grate for 45 minutes to an hour, flipping halfway through. Check to make sure the internal temperature is above 165 degrees.
  • Put the butter, honey, and remaining 1/2 tablespoon Nashville Hot seasoning in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir a few times and remove from heat once melted.
  • Serve the wings with the spicy honey butter for dipping.
Keyword Chicken Wings, Crispy Smoked Wings, Easy, Game Day, Nashville Hot, Recipe, Spicy Honey Butter, Traeger