Smoked Chili Chicken Wings
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Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

Smoked Chili Chicken Wings was little of an out-of-the-box recipe idea, but let me just say it works!

I had a game day snack in mind while we watched the Cincinnati Bengals game.

And if you’re from the Cincinnati area, you know nothing goes better than Bengals and Skyline!

But I couldn’t leave chicken wings out of our traditional game day snack menu, so I did the only logical thing I could think of… COMBINE THEM!

You can, of course, use any chili you’d like.

But just think, a chili and wing combo with traditional chili toppings like sour cream and cheese can’t be bad.

Yes, messy… but not bad ;

How to make Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

First you’ll need 3 to 4 pounds of jumbo split chicken wings and a can of Cincinnati style chili.

I went with Skyline 🙂

Any homemade chili will work too, just blend it slightly if it’s chunky.

chili wing ingredients

Put the wings in a gallon size plastic bag along with a 2 ounce packet of chili seasoning mix.

Add some olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.

Then massage the bag and marinate in the fridge for a few hours.

packet of chili seasoning

I included recipe directions to make these in the oven in the recipe card, but I made these on our Traeger pellet grill.

Set the smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees and place the wings on the grill grate for 2 1/2 hours total.

wings on the smoker before cooking

And flip them halfway through.

flipping the wings halfway through cooking

I’m sure they would be great just like this, but we have some messiness and extra flavor to add 🙂

Toss them in a bowl with 1 to 2 cups of chili and add toppings of choice!

Smoked Chili Chicken Wings before adding toppings

We topped Smoked Chili Chicken Wings with a mix of ranch and sour cream, hot sauce, and cheese!

I also sprinkled some chili powder over top.

Such an incredible appetizer or game day snack!

Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

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Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

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Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

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Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

Smoked Chili Chicken Wings

Cheri Renee
Smoked Chili Chicken Wings is a mash up recipe for the Traeger pellet grill or smoker with chili flavored chicken wings topped with cheese!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 633 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill
  • Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 3 to 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 2 ounce packet chili seasoning mix (I used a Cincinnati style chili seasoning)
  • olive oil, kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups Cincinnati style chili (canned or homemade, or any regular chili blended slightly so it's not chunky)
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, ranch, hot sauce, chili powder, chives

Instructions
 

  • Pat the wings dry and place in a gallon size plastic bag. Add the packet of chili seasoning, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Massage the bag until coated and marinate several hours in the fridge.
  • Set the smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees. Place the wings on the grill grate and cook for 2 1/2 hours total, flipping halfway through.
  • Toss the wings with the chili and with optional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, ranch, hot sauce, chili powder, and/or chives.
    Note: I mixed together some sour cream and ranch to drizzle over top.

Notes

Oven Directions: Place the wings on a lined baking sheet (place on a wire baking rack over the lined baking sheet for extra crisp wings). Place in a 425 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, flip them halfway through cooking. For extra crispy wings, turn the broiler on high for the last minute or 2 of cooking.
Keyword best, Chicken Wings, Chili, Cincinnati Chili, Easy, Game Day, Keto, low carb, Recipe, Skyline, Smoked, Smoker Recipes, TikTok, Traeger

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