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Smoked Citrus Chile Chicken Wings with Black Bean Corn Salsa
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Smoked Citrus Chile Chicken Wings with Black Bean Corn Salsa

Time for another chicken wing throwdown! Today we paired our wings with a salsa to create the most incredible Smoked Citrus Chile Chicken Wings with Black Bean Corn Salsa recipe featuring Bush’s Black Beans!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Cost: $50



  • 2 lbs of Chicken Wings
  • 1.5 tbsp of Canola Oil
  • Ranch for serving


  • 1.5 tbsp of Achiote Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of Chipotle Puree
  • 2 tsp of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Blood Orange juiced
  • 2 Limes juiced


  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1.5 tbsp of Agave Nectar
  • 2 tbsp of Cilantro chopped

Black Bean Corn Salsa:

  • 1 15 oz can of Bush’s Black Beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can of Yellow Corn, drained
  • 1/8 cup of Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 1/8 cup of Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2.5 tbsp of Red Onion diced
  • 2.5 tbsp of Mexican Crema
  • 2 tbsp of Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp of Cotija Cheese grated
  • 1.5 tbsp of Serrano Pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp of Green Onions diced
  • 8 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tsp of Hot Sauce
  • 2 Limes juiced


  • In a food safe bowl, add your chicken wings along with all the marinade ingredients. Mix thoroughly then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • The next day, preheat your smoker to 275F. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for additional smoke flavor.
  • Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for 1-1.5 hours until they are 175F+ internal. As the wings smoke, mix together the ingredients for the Black Bean Corn Salsa. When done, place in the fridge until ready to serve. About 10 minutes before the wings are done, add a skillet with butter and agave nectar to fully melt.
  • When the wings and butter are done, pull the wings off and place in a metal bowl. Add in the agave butter along with the chopped cilantro. Toss the wings until they are fully coated.
  • Serve the wings with the Black Bean Corn Salsa on a large plate along with some ranch for dipping. Enjoy!