Everything’s better with bacon, so I decided to experiment with a new bacon-wrapped recipe on my Green Mountain Grills smoker — smoked bacon wrapped hot wings!
I tried this recipe with both popular hot wing sauces — Franks and Tabasco. For this particular recipe, Tabasco was the clear winner with its depth of flavor. The Franks was just too vinegary for this.
I seasoned my chicken wings with a little Bad Byron’s Butt Rub, but you can also use a small sprinkling of seasoned salt such as Lawry’s or your this homemade BBQ rub. Then, we just wrap with a half-slice of bacon and hit the smoker!
When making this recipe for smoked bacon wrapped hot wings, set your smoker to about 200 F, or you can bake these in the oven at 200-200 F, for a couple hours. These are SUPER good and your friends will suddenly be inviting themselves over hoping for more!
The smoked chicken wings recipe is quick and easy to make, and are a dressed up version of the standard buffalo hot wings recipe you’ve come to love. Hope you enjoy it!
Bacon Wrapped Hot WingsRecipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 12 chicken wings thawed
- 1 tablespoon Bad Byron’s Butt Rub or your favorite dry rub
- 6 pieces bacon cut in half
- 1/2 cup Tabasco Buffalo hot sauce
- 1/3 cup butter
- Sliced green onion cut on the bias (green tops only)
- Season chicken wings with butt rub or seasoned salt.
- Cut each strip of bacon in half.
- Wrap each chicken wing with a piece of bacon, covering the whole wing like a spiral.
- Place on a baking sheet.
- Smoke at 220 F for about 2 hours, or in a 220 F oven.
- Over medium low heat, melt down butter and stir in hot sauce.
- Place wings in a bowl and pour over the sauce. Toss to coat.
- Serve on a platter topped with the sliced green onion. Enjoy!