The Ultimate Chicken Wings

The Ultimate Chicken Wings


Are you ready to wing it?! Chicken wings are the ultimate party food. We put together this guide that includes everything you need to know about serving and cooking chicken wings.


Chicken wings can be cooked pretty much any way you’d normally cook chicken: broiled, seared, fried, roasted or grilled. We like to smoke chicken wings first for 1 hour and 30 minutes to add a deep smoky flavor to the wings, and then flash fry the wings for crispiness. We prefer to use the air fryer to get crispy wings without excess oil. Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the wings with space between them so they will crisp up. Don’t cook the entire batch of wings at once or else they won’t get as crispy.

If you are hosting a party, one of the hardest parts of serving wings is keeping them warm. If you want to prepare the wings in advance, we recommend going ahead and smoking the wings and then keeping the wings in a 160-degree oven until the party starts. Then, flash fry the wings in vegetable oil/ air fryer and season the wings before serving.

We recommend planning on about a pound of bone-in chicken wings per person. If you are serving other food, you might want to cut down to a half pound of bone-in chicken wings per person on average.

Our favorite Runnin' Wild Dry Seasonings to use for chicken wings:


  1. PLACE. Place raw wings on a cookie sheet pan.
  2. DUST. Lightly dust both sides of wings with Runnin' Wild Peppered Sea Salt.
  3. SMOKE. Smoke for 1 hour at 225 degrees. Turn over once after first 30 minutes.
  4. RAISE TEMPERATURE. Raise smoker temperature to 250 degrees and smoke for additional 30 minutes turning over after 15 minutes. Remove from smoker and flash fry the wings in vegetable oil or in air fryer for 3-4 minutes for crispy wings.
  5. SEASON. Once wings come out of flash season quickly with Runnin' Wild Dry Seasoning of your choice. Enjoy!

Go ahead! Get out there and create YOUR own story with Chicken Wings and be sure and share a picture with us!