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Smoked Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch

Smoked Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch is a delightful dish that combines the deep, smoky flavors of chicken wings with the zesty kick of a chipotle-infused ranch dressing. The wings are seasoned with a robust blend of spices, including garlic, onion, paprika, and optional chili powder for an extra spicy touch. They are slowly smoked to perfection, ensuring every bite is infused with a rich smokiness, then crisped up at a high heat for the perfect texture.

Served alongside a homemade spicy ranch dressing that balances creaminess with a hint of heat from chipotle peppers, this dish is perfect for those who appreciate a dynamic flavor experience. Ideal for gatherings, game days, or a flavorful family meal, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Smoked Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch

Total Time:

1hrs 35mins

Prep:

15mins

Cook:

1hrs 20mins

Dietary Preference(s):

Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken Wings
  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (optional for a spicy kick)
  • For the Spicy Ranch
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped (adjust based on your heat preference)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon

How to Make It

For the Chicken Wings

1.

Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels.

2.

In a large bowl, mix the baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and chili powder. Add the chicken wings and toss to coat evenly

3.

Preheat your smoker to 180°F (82°C)

4.

Arrange the wings on the smoker racks, ensuring they do not touch to allow for even smoke circulation. Smoke the wings for about 1 hour to infuse them with a smoky flavor.

5.

Increase the smoker's temperature to 450°F (232°C) and cook the wings for an additional 5 minutes to crisp the skin. Remove the wings from the smoker and serve with spicy ranch dressing.

For the Spicy Ranch

1.

In a mixing bowl, blend the mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk until smooth. Add finely chopped chipotle peppers and a teaspoon of adobo sauce to the bowl. Mix in garlic powder, onion powder, dill, chives, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and whisk everything together thoroughly

2.

Refrigerate the dressing for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld

3.

Use the ranch as a dipping sauce for the smoked wings or as a dressing for salads.

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