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Smoked Double Fried Wings

These Smoked Double Fried Wings are smoked until fall-apart tender, fried twice for the best texture, then smothered in buffalo sauce.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf


Chicken Wings:

  • 2 lbs of Chicken Wings
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Canola Oil as needed
  • 1 qt Frying Oil peanut or vegetable

Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1 cup Hot Sauce cayenne based
  • cup White Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1.5 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Kosher Salt to taste


  • Lather your chicken wings in oil. In a bowl, mix together your salt, pepper and garlic then add to the chicken. Mix thoroughly. Set chicken in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Using Cowboy Charcoal, preheat your grill to 250F for a two zone indirect cooking. Add some wood chips for added smoke flavor if desired.
  • Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for about 2-2.5 hours or until 165F internal. Once the wings are done, pull them off and keep warm until ready to use.
  • Next, kick up the heat in your grill to 400F. Add a cast iron skillet with all the ingredients for the Buffalo Sauce and let come to a simmer. Once it has begun to bubble up on the sides for 1 minute, pull off and keep warm till ready to use.
  • Next, add a dutch oven to it and *carefully* add your frying oil heating up to 350F. Carefully add wings to frying oil (cooking in batches as needed) and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and stir occasionally. After they have fried for the first time, pull them off and add to a large bowl. Add about 1 cup off your buffalo sauce and toss. Next, add the tossed wings back to the frying oil at the same temperature and fry for another 2-3 minutes (cooking in batches as needed). Once fried, toss them again in more buffalo sauce.
  • When the wings are done, place them on a plate with ranch or blue cheese. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 2440kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 262g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 140g | Monounsaturated Fat: 63g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 3478mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 776IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg