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Traeger Chicken Wings Recipe

This Traeger Chicken Wings Recipe is smoky and crispy and the perfect match for your favorite barbecue or buffalo sauce – or just eat them on their own!

Traeger Chicken Wings

Traeger Chicken Wings Recipe

Listen. You guys know me by now. I’m not afraid to make a meal out of chicken wings, and around here, we do it regularly. Appetizers for dinner are kind of like one of the best treats you can possibly give me. All the munchies, all the time, please.

I didn’t really think wings got any better than the spicy grilled chicken wings. I love the taste that grilling gives the wings so much more than the deep fried variety.

Then, Jeremiah threw wings on the Traeger and put some smoke on them, and STOP THE PRESSES.

Wings just got better.

Way better.

I think most things are better on our Traeger. If you agree, make sure and check out our Traeger Recipes Collection for more!

If you need some specific suggestions, I highly recommend our Traeger Smoked Salmon, Traeger Walleye with Lemon Cream Sauce, and this Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. Oh yeah. We went there.

Traeger Chicken Wings

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These Traeger Chicken Wings don’t even NEED sauce, they are so great. Our famous, all-purpose BBQ Rub puts a huge kick of flavor directly onto the wings, but if you wanted a little extra kick I’d definitely recommend a good barbecue, teriyaki, or a classic Buffalo sauce.

Traeger Chicken Wings

Side note.

Do you know how many wings you need to feed 6 hungry boys?


You probably don’t want to. It is a shocking number and I’ve never had leftovers – so I don’t have an answer yet. I imagine it’ll just increase exponentially as they get into their teens and have friends here with them, right? That’s why most of my recipes are Big Batch.

Traeger Chicken Wings

We’re in the dog days of summer here right now, and busy planning an “end of summer” get-away from the older boys and my husband that involves mountain lake cabins, fishing, and all kinds of other fun things that they’ll get to do and see.

I’m in the midst of all kinds of things at work and trying to get everything in order for BACK TO SCHOOL TIME (queue Hallelujah chorus cause it has been a LONG FREAKING SUMMER for this work-from-home mom).

As soon as September hits I start a travel-palooza with events in Seattle, Portland, California, New Orleans, and Denver, and I hope I see some of you there along the way!

While I’m gone – would you do me a favor and try these wings? Cause you’re going to wish you’d listened sooner as soon as you do.

Traeger Chicken Wings

Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings recipe is going to have you buying wings in BULK.


  • 6-8 pounds chicken wing segments, {you need about a pound a person for a meal-sized serving}
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ Rub
  • 1/3 cup canola oil


  1. Combine the oil and seasonings in a large bowl, and toss in chicken wing segments. Stir to evenly coat with oil and seasonings. 
  2. Turn your Traeger to smoke for 4-5 minutes with the lid open. Turn the dial to 350, close the lid, and preheat the grill for 15 minutes. 
  3. Place the wings on the grill, evenly spaced. Close the lid and cook for approximately 45 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the skin is crispy. 
  4. Remove from heat and toss with your favorite barbecue or buffalo sauce. Serve hot!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490 Saturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 141mg Sodium: 134mg Protein: 33g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Brian Ewart

Saturday 13th of July 2019

How often do you flip everything for this recipe? Top or bottom rack?

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 13th of July 2019

We cook everything on the bottom rack, and flip approximately every 5 minutes. Some spots are a little hotter than others, so make sure and shift things around as needed.

Lynn F Dixon

Sunday 16th of June 2019

Canola oil is bad for our health. It was genetically engineered as an alternative fuel for canada. They didnt use it so they sold it to us as a "healthy" oil. I will try with coconut oil, It can be used with high heat.

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 16th of June 2019

Avocado oil is also a great alternative if you aren't into canola oil. Happy grilling!

Busy mom

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Can you start from frozen or do you have to thaw furst

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

I'd definitely thaw first! Frozen meats don't cook evenly, and with chicken on the bone it is even more important to start with thawed meat. Soaking frozen wings in cold water usually does the trick pretty quickly.

Charles Chopp

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Where's the recipe?

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Hey Charles! The recipe is right in the post. Are you not seeing it?


Sunday 4th of February 2018

Tried it tonight before the Super bowl. SUPERB! Thank you Nicole!

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