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Z Grill Smoked Wings

Alright folks, gather ’round because today we’re diving into the smoky world of Z Grill smoked wings! Trust me, if you haven’t tried these bad boys yet, you’re in for a mouthwatering treat that’s gonna have your taste buds doing the cha-cha!

z grill smoked wings

How to Make Smoked Wings on Z Grill

Let’s kick things off with a quick rundown of how to make these heavenly smoked wings:

  1. Prep Those Wings: Start by getting your hands on some quality chicken wings. Give ’em a good rinse and pat ’em dry with paper towels. Nobody likes a soggy wing, am I right?
  2. Seasoning is the Key: Now, don’t be shy with the seasonings! Sprinkle some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a dash of paprika on those wings. Let ’em marinate in flavor heaven for about 30 minutes.
  3. Fire Up the Z Grill: While your wings are soaking in all that goodness, fire up your Z Grill to about 225°F (that’s around 110°C for my British buddies out there). Use those applewood pellets for a mild, fruity smoke flavor.
  4. Smoke ‘Em Up: Place your seasoned wings on the grill grates and let ’em smoke away for about an hour. Keep an eye on the temperature, and don’t forget to flip ’em halfway through. We want that golden, smoky goodness on both sides!
  5. Crank Up the Heat: After that smoky session, crank up the heat to about 375°F (around 190°C). This is where the magic happens, folks! Cook those wings for another 20-30 minutes, or until they’re crispy and golden brown. You want that skin to be as crisp as a bag of potato chips!
  6. Sauce ‘Em Up: While your wings are sizzling away, prepare your favorite sauce. Whether it’s classic buffalo, honey BBQ, or some zesty garlic Parmesan, toss those wings in your sauce of choice. Coat ’em generously, and don’t hold back!
  7. Serve ‘Em Hot: Time to plate up those smoky delights! Serve your Z Grill smoked wings piping hot, and don’t forget the celery sticks and blue cheese dressing. It’s the ultimate wing combo, folks!

What type of wood pellets to use for this recipe?

Alright, let’s talk wood pellets, shall we? When it comes to smoking these wings, I’m all about that applewood goodness. It imparts a mild and slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with chicken. But hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix it up! Cherrywood, hickory, or even pecan pellets can add some exciting twists to your flavor game.

smoked wings on z grill

How to crisp the skin

Crispy skin is the holy grail of smoked wings, and here’s a little secret for ya – that high-heat finish is where the magic happens. So, don’t skip that step! Crank up the heat, sizzle away, and watch that skin turn into a crispy masterpiece. It’s like music to my taste buds!

Additional Tips

Now, I’ve got a few extra nuggets of wisdom to drop on you wing enthusiasts:

  • Patience is Key: Smoking takes time, my friends. Low and slow is the name of the game. Don’t rush the process, and you’ll be rewarded with smoky perfection.
  • Experiment with Rubs: Feel free to get creative with your rubs and seasonings. The sky’s the limit, and your taste buds are the judge!
  • Don’t Forget the Smoke: It’s all about that wood pellet smoke, so make sure your Z Grill is producing that beautiful, aromatic cloud of goodness.

What to serve

Now, what to serve alongside those scrumptious wings? Well, you can’t go wrong with some classic sides like coleslaw, potato salad, or corn on the cob. And if you’re feeling fancy, whip up some loaded baked potatoes or grilled veggies to take it up a notch.

What to do with leftovers

Let’s be real, though – leftovers are a rare sight when you’re dealing with Z Grill smoked wingss. But if, by some miracle, you do have a few wings left, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Wing Tacos: Shred that leftover chicken and stuff it into soft tortillas with some lettuce, tomatoes, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Wing tacos, anyone?
  • Wing Fried Rice: Dice up those wings and toss ’em into a sizzling hot wok with some rice, veggies, and a splash of soy sauce. You’ve got yourself some epic wing fried rice!

z grill smoked chicken wings

Overall, making Z Grill smoked wings is an art form, and you, my friend, are now an artist in the making. So go fire up that grill, get those wings smokin’, and watch the magic unfold. And remember, it’s not just about the food; it’s about the experience and the memories you create with friends and family.

Finally, in closing, I want to thank you for joining me on this smoky adventure. Keep grillin’, keep chillin’, and remember, “Life’s too short for bland wings!”

Z Grill Smoked Wings

Unlock the ultimate flavor experience with our Z Grill smoked wings recipe. Elevate your backyard BBQ with mouthwatering, smoky goodness.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2-3 pounds of chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup of your favorite wing sauce buffalo, honey BBQ, garlic Parmesan, etc.
  • Celery sticks and blue cheese dressing for serving


Preparing the Wings

  1. Start by thoroughly rinsing the chicken wings under cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels, ensuring they are completely dry. Moisture is the enemy of crispy skin!
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of kosher salt, 1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of paprika. Mix well to create your seasoning blend.
  3. Season the chicken wings generously with the seasoning mix. Make sure to coat each wing evenly, and don't be shy with those spices! Let the wings sit for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Firing Up the Z Grill

  1. While your wings are marinating, it's time to fire up your Z Grill. Set the temperature to 225°F (110°C) and use applewood pellets for that delightful smoky flavor.

Smoking the Wings

  1. Once the Z Grill reaches the desired temperature, place the seasoned chicken wings directly on the grill grates. Be sure to spread them out evenly to allow for even smoking.
  2. Smoke the wings for approximately 1 hour. Keep an eye on the temperature, and halfway through, flip the wings using tongs to ensure both sides get that smoky goodness.

Crisping the Skin

  1. After the smoking phase, it's time to crank up the heat! Increase the grill temperature to 375°F (190°C). This step is crucial for achieving that crispy skin we all crave.
  2. Continue cooking the wings at the higher temperature for an additional 20-30 minutes. You'll want to check the internal temperature of the wings using a meat thermometer. They're ready when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the skin is golden brown and crispy.

Saucing the Wings

  1. While your wings are sizzling away, prepare your favorite wing sauce in a separate bowl.
  2. Once the wings are perfectly crispy, use a basting brush to generously coat them with your chosen sauce. Toss the wings in the sauce until they are fully coated.
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