How To Make Crispy Wings On A Traeger

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In this recipe we have a trick up our sleeve to get those extra crispy chicken wings on your Traeger Grill.

Watch as Chef Jason, Ace's Grilling Expert, show you how to make crispy wings on your pellet grill.

Yield: 2# Chicken Wings (drums and flaps)    Prep time: 10 Minutes    Cook time: 35-45 Minutes – depending on desired doneness



  1. Remove wings from package and pat dry on ALL sides, then let sit 2-3 minutes prior to seasoning
  2. Wash all tools prior to use
  3. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  4. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
  5. Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner (if applicable)


  1. Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
  2. Set Traeger to 375˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
  3. In a mixing bowl add the seasoning and baking powder and mix well
  4. Place the wings in a mixing bowl and add the rub
  5. Mix well to coat
  6. Place the chicken wings onto the grill grate and cook for 25-30 minutes
  7. Open Traeger, check wings temperature (looking for 165˚ F – 170˚ F)
  8. Flip wings to second side and cook until wings hit desired doneness
  9. Remove wings from grill and place onto a cooking sheet, in a single layer
  10. Bring into kitchen and arrange on your favorite platter
  11. Serve with appropriate wing garnishes like hot sauce, BBQ sauce, spicy honey, ranch and veggies
  12. Enjoy them dry and crispy or dunk and devour

Pro Tips

  • Baking powder is the secret ingredient to crispy wings. Its reactive properties and corn starch make the skin on the chicken wings super crispy.
  • When letting the wings air dry, if the parchment paper you placed it on is collecting moisture, switch it out to ensure the wings stay dry.
    • The drier the wings, the more crispy they will be.

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Published on 1/31/2023

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