Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

Smoked jerk chicken wings have a great Caribbean flavor thanks to an extremely easy to make homemade rub included in the recipe!

Yes yes, you could certainly use a store bought rub… but once you see how simple this one is I hope you decide to try it.

I do a lot of cooking and have a pretty large amount of spices, so I actually had all of these in my cabinet already.

It’s a mixture of three tablespoons brown sugar, a tablespoon of ground allspice, and a teaspoon each of turmeric, paprika, clove, garlic powder, cinnamon, and thyme.

Also plenty of kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flake according to your spice level.

We love spice around here so I went a little heavy on the crushed red pepper flakes for us.

Homemade Caribbean jerk dry rub

How to make smoked jerk chicken wings

First combine all of the spices for the rub and stir until evenly combined.

Then pat 4 pounds of jumbo split chicken wings dry and put them in a bowl.

Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and all of the dry rub mixture.

Adding the the jerk seasoning to the wings

Toss the wings in a bowl until they are evenly coated.

Then preheat your smoker or Traeger/ pellet grill to 250 degrees.

And place the wings right on the grill grate.

Chicken wings on the smoker before cooking

The wings will cook on the smoker for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours total.

And use tongs to flip them halfway through.

Flipping the wings halfway through cooking

You can imagine that smoked jerk chicken wings smell just as heavenly as they look!

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

Most of us enjoyed this game day snack as is, but some chose to add some store bought Caribbean jerk sauce.

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

A squeeze of lime over top would really bring some great fresh flavor to these already extraordinary chicken wings!

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

If you like smoked jerk chicken wings, you might also like these recipes…

Crispy Traeger Chicken Wings

Crispy Traeger chicken wings

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Cherry Coke Glazed Ribs

Smoked Cherry Coke Glazed Ribs

Follow me on:

And join my Grilling and Smoking Facebook Group!

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings

Cheri Renee
Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings has an easy to make homemade Caribbean jerk rub then cooked on your smoker or Traeger pellet grill!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 4 pounds
Calories 588 kcal


  • Smoker
  • Traeger/Pellet Grill


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 pounds jumbo split chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Optional: store bought Caribbean jerk sauce, lime wedges


  • Put the brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, thyme, paprika, turmeric, cloves, garlic powder, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry very well with paper towels and put them in a bowl. Add the soy sauce and the Caribbean jerk seasoning, toss until the chicken wings are evenly coated.
  • Set your smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees and place the chicken wings on the grate. Cook the wings for 2 to 2 1/2 hours flipping halfway through.
  • Serve as is or with your favorite store bought Caribbean jerk sauce or lime wedges if desired.
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Wings, Dry Rub, Easy, Game Day, Jerk, Pellet Grill, Recipe, Smoked, TikTok, Traeger

My new cookbook is now available, check it out HERE!

Hey Can I Get That Recipe Cookbook