Smoked Maple Braised Chicken Wings


Rub Ingredients
1/4 cup Anderson’s Pure Maple Sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sea salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp. dry hot mustard
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


Set your Rec Tec Grill using a mix of Hickory and Maple Wood Pellets to 375°F. In a large salad bowl toss 3 lbs. chicken wings with your favorite rub (recipe above), enough to coat lightly (most of the flavor will come from the maple syrup during cooking.

In a disposable lasagna pan, put 2 to 3 cups of Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup + 1 to 2 Tbsp. of your favorite hot sauce (I use Frank’s Red Hot) and a half stick of melted butter. Place wings in Maple Syrup mixture in lasagna pan.

Transfer lasagna pan (uncovered) to preheated Rec Tec grill for approx. 1 hour, tossing wings occasionally. Bring the temperature up to 400-425°F at the half hour mark, as it will give you a thicker glaze on the wings. Sauce will darken, thicken and stick to wings during cooking.

– Submitted by Joseph Drader