Smoking Wizard's Magical Chicken Wings: Brined, Glazed, and Butter-Bathed

Posted by Smoking Wizard on Aug 13th 2023

Smoking Wizard's Magical Chicken Wings: Brined, Glazed, and Butter-Bathed

Author Smoking Wizard / Category Chicken / Published: Sep-02-2023

Take your wing game to the next level with our in-depth guide to creating the ultimate chicken wings—brined, butter-bathed, and perfectly glazed with Smoking Wizard Original Glaze.



    • 3 lbs large chicken wings
    • 32 oz cold brine (recipe below)
    • 1 stick salted butter
    • Smoking Wizard SPG Smoked
    • Smoking Wizard Original Glaze or Smoking Wizard Original Glaze Smoked for finishing


    • 1/2 cup Smoking Wizard Chicken Magic Brine
    • 32 oz cold water


    1. Preparation: Purchase and Trim some large wings, leaving only the flat. Separate at the joint.
    2. Brine: Mix Chicken Magic Brine in 32 oz cold water. Make sure the brine is cold before adding wings. Submerge the wings in the brine and refrigerate for 2 hours.
    3. Rinse and Dry: After 2 hours, remove the wings from the brine, rinse off with cold water, and pat dry.
    4. Preheat: Preheat your drum or smoker to 300°F.
    5. Season: Season wings with Smoking Wizard SPG Smoked 30 minutes before they go on.
    6. First Cook: Place wings presentation-side down. Cook for 15 minutes.
    7. Flip: Turn wings and cook presentation-side up for another 15 minutes.
    8. Butter Sauna: Place wings in a foil pan presentation-side up with 1 stick of melted, salted butter. Let them bathe for 30-35 minutes, aiming for an internal temperature between 190° and 200°F.
    9. Glaze: Heat up your choice of Smoking Wizard Original Glaze or Original Glaze Smoked in a sauce pan while the wings are in the butter sauna. *Disposable Aluminum Mini Loaf Pans work great.  
    10. Final Touch: Remove wings from the butter sauna and dunk them in the sauce aiming to coat them evenly with the heated glaze.
    11. Set the Glaze: Put glazed wings back on your drum or smoker for 3-5 minutes to set the glaze.
    12. Enjoy: Your Smoking Wizard's Magical Chicken Wings are now ready to be devoured!

Indulge in these juicy, flavorful wings, perfected through the art of BBQ alchemy!

Flavor-infused half chicken and wings, brined in Smoking Wizard Chicken Magic, seasoned with Smoking Wizard SPG Smoked, and glazed with Smoking Wizard Original for the ultimate BBQ experience.

*Pictured - Half Chicken and Wings Masterfully Transformed: These mouthwatering pieces have been deeply infused with flavor through a meticulous brining process using Smoking Wizard Chicken Magic. Each cut is generously seasoned with the robust blend of Smoking Wizard SPG Smoked for that extra kick. The finishing touch? A delectable glaze of Smoking Wizard Original Glaze, adding a perfect balance of sweetness and tang. Experience the magic in every bite!

Author Smoking Wizard / Category Chicken Magic / Published: May-05-2023