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Crispy Traeger Chicken Wings {350F for a Fast and Easy Cook!}

Traeger Chicken Wings

Crispy Traeger Chicken Wings {350F for a Fast and Easy Cook!}

Grilling crispy chicken wings on a Traeger is really easy and they turn out delicious.  All you need is rub, sauce and time for some seriously tasty wings!

Let me show you my approach to Traeger wings so you can adapt it for your recipe.

Traeger Chicken Wings

Season the Chicken Wings

Pat the wings dry with paper towels and then season them on both sides with your dry rub of choice.

I went with Traeger’s Chicken Rub that has a Citrus and Black Pepper flavor profile.  If you don’t have this rub on hand then here is the ingredient list so you can whip up a batch of something similar:

Traeger Chicken Rub Ingredients

  • Cane Sugar
  • Salt
  • “Spices (Including Black Pepper)”
  • Orange Peel
  • Lemon Peel
  • Paprika
  • Onion
  • Citric Acid
  • Chili Pepper
  • Sunflower Oil

This is the same rub I use for chicken breasts and whole spatchcock chickens.

Wings with Traeger Chicken Rub

Pro Tip: My friend Heather likes to brine the wings before seasoning to make them extra juicy.  Here is the link to check out her version of Smoked Chicken Wings on a Traeger.

Grill the Wings at 350F on Your Traeger

Turn on your Traeger and set the temperature to 350F.  This is going to be a fast cook so the choice of wood pellets really isn’t important so just use whatever you already have in the hopper.

Place the wings on the grill, skin side up and let them cook for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes flip the wings over and move them around on the grill for even cooking.  The wings that are closest to the edges of the grease tray are going to cook faster than the ones in the center of the grill.

Let the wings grill for another 20 minutes.  The skin will be getting nice and crispy at this point so keep an eye on things and don’t let them burn.

Coat the wings in Buffalo sauce, return them to the grill and let them grill for five more minutes to set the sauce.

Wings with Buffalo Sauce

The wings are technically “done” when they hit an internal temperature of 165F but they are much better (and crispier) when cooked to 185F.

Optional Temperature Setting

The official Traeger recipe for wings says to grill the wings at 375F for 30-35 minutes.

The Traeger recipe is probably pretty good but I like cooking at 350F better…can’t give you a reason why.

Traeger Wing Sauce

I have been experimenting with different wing sauces and have decided that my favorite is Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce.

If you want to make your own sauce then here is a pretty nice recipe that I adapted from Extraordinary BBQ’s Wing Recipe.

Wing Sauce Recipe

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) melted butter
  • 1 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Siracha chili garlic sauce

 

Moores Buffalo Sauce for Wings

I prefer the look and taste of wings that have been sauced and finished on the grill as opposed to wings that are grilled, sauced and served wet.  That’s just me though…

Traeger Chicken Wings

Crispy Traeger Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are seasoned, grilled and sauced to make an amazingly easy game day feast.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 3 tbsp Traeger Chicken Rub
  • 1 cup Moore's Original Buffalo Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels.
  • Season the wings with Traeger's Chicken Rub.
  • Set your pellet grill to 350F.
  • Place the wings on the grill skin side up and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Flip the wings over and grill skin side down for another 20 minutes.
  • Sauce the wings and let cook another 5 minutes until done.
Keyword Crispy Traeger Chicken Wings

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