Smoked Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

by Kevin H. on September 5, 2013 · 5 comments

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I use LOTS of different ingredients in my recipes.  I’m open to any suggestions and ideas.  When one of those ideas is alcohol, my ears perk up like a puppy dog.  Tell me more.

A few weeks ago, Four Roses Bourbon reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in trying some of their delicious bourbon in a recipe or two.  I thought about that offer long and hard for several seconds before replying, “Um, yes.”

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Then, by some great force of nature, one of my very talented, very creative friends that can flat out cook asked my family over to his house for dinner because he had a new recipe he wanted to try out on us.  When I asked what that recipe was, his response floored me:  Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings.  I thought about his invitation long and hard for several seconds before replying, “Um, yes.”

So in a perfect marriage of ingredients and connections, my buddy Wes created this recipe with the help of my new friends at Four Roses, and the result is nothing short of superb.  Delicious.  Mouth watering.

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Other than adding some smoke and my All Purpose Rub, I had very little to do with the creation of this happy deliciousness.  All credit goes to Wes.  We devoured these in rub and smoked them for about 90 minutes.

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Then we seared them over direct high heat for just a few minutes.  This helps finish them and crisp up that skin…and of course give those nice grill marks.

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

A quick toss in the honey bourbon bbq sauce and they were ready for consumption.  And consume them we did.  Quickly.  Fervently.  Enjoyably.  Needless to say there weren’t any leftovers.

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

If you DON’T try these, well, you’re stupid.  These are sick good.  And if you try them, I highly recommend using Four Roses.  This is a smooth and tasty bourbon that I thoroughly enjoy.  Of course, I recommend you have a glass or three to taste…you  know…just in case.  Wes and I did, but we’re also very thorough cooks.  We didn’t want to leave anything to chance.

Thank you, Wes, for this divinely inspired Smoked Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings recipe.

Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

 

Smoked Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Smoked Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • About 50 wings/drummies
  • 1/4c All Purpose Rub
  • For Sauce
  • 16oz BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2c honey
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 4oz bourbon
  • 4oz Frank's Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine all Sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Set aside.
  2. Set up grill for indirect cooking or use your smoker
  3. Cover wings with rub
  4. Smoke for about 90 minutes at 225 using fruit woods
  5. Sear over direct heat for just a couple minutes.
  6. Dump on/Mix/Stir the sauce with the wings and serve!
http://www.extraordinarybbq.com/smoked-honey-bourbon-chicken-wings/

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James April 13, 2016 at 1:51 am

This is a wonderful and simple recipe. I made a lower carb version of this by replacing the sugar with a half teaspoon of stevia. It was heavenly. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks.2 people found this helpful. 

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Teer Hardy May 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

Looks great! Do you think searing the wings off after smoking a saucing would add to the flavor of the sauce?

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Kevin May 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Absolutely. I think sear, sauce, sear, then a bit more sauce would be delicious. Just be careful not to burn them. The sugar in the sauce will burn quickly. Try it and let me know how it goes!

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