Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

Wings are fantastic on the grill, but smoking takes the taste to a whole new level. I’ve made a lot of wing recipes, but hands down, these smoked lemon pepper wings are hands down the best I’ve ever tasted.

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings  taste superior to grilled.

So…I’m definitely on a smoking kick at the moment.  Once I really understood the process, I fell completely in love with it.

I’m smoking everything I can get my hands on; chicken, beef, potatoes, cheese. Pizza is coming – I cannot WAIT to do that.

I mean, seriously, I think I may have a smoking problem, like a bag of charcoal a day habit.

(Yes, of course I’m kidding).

But I am loving my smoker, and look for any excuse to use it.

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

What has surprised me the most is that smoking is a lot like grilling; I always assumed it was much more tedious and difficult.

I recently bought a Char-Griller Double Play grill, which gives me both gas and charcoal barrels, and I bought the smoker box that attaches to the side.

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings
It’s just not. I can throw my stuff on the grates just like I do with my charcoal or gas grill; the only differences are time and the beautiful smokiness that this type of cooking imparts. 

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings
AND it’s fun.

Even though it takes some patience, there’s definitely something to be said about the thrill of anticipation.

Look for a smoked beer can burger coming up in the next week or two! I have some delicious plans.

Here’s your printable-

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings

Yield: 2 lbs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, rinsed and pat dry
  • Flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


Prepare smoker by bringing heat to 250 and spray grates with cooking spray.
Combine lemon pepper through oil in a large mixing bowl.
Add wings and toss to coat.
Smoke for 2 hours, until chicken temp registers 185 degrees.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1014Total Fat: 83gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 56gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 3382mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

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Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Smoky

    Wings are just mouth watering and the dish also seem tasty. I just loved it.

  2. SmoQ

    Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings was great! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe!!

  3. Tony

    Excellent wings. Really good lemon pepper flavor. Would like them a little crispier. Maybe a few minutes at a higher temp or a couple minutes under the broiler.

  4. Abby

    That’s a great way to entertain a crowd and have a little “fake out”! It looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Liz

    Those wings look yummy! I bookmarked them for our next smoking weekend. Have you tried smoked eggs? Omg! Every time my husband fires up the smoker we add a dozen eggs for about 2.5 hours. Smoked egg salad is so good.

  6. Michele @ Bacon Fatte

    I’m such a wing fanatic, and this smoked lemon pepper combo sounds like a winner to me! Yum!

  7. Lynn Elliott Vining

    Lawd have mercy! I really have to save up and buy a smoker! I already make my own seasoning. Lemon Pepper Garlic Salt… which is awesome! I bet the smoker flavor is over the top good!!!

  8. Robin Daumit

    Smoked flavor are a delicacy. This dish is as beautiful as it sounds delicious!

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