Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are one of my favorite things to cook on our pellet grill. I’m borderline obsessed. We make them all the time during the warmer months. These Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings are now officially on the top of my list of favorites!

Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings shopping list

Want to know if you have to hit up the store or hit that order button on some things? Here are the items you’ll need to make this recipe. For the full recipe including amounts, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Chicken Wings
  • Avocado Oil
  • Meat Church Holy Gospel Rub
  • Smoker
  • Air Fryer
  • Bowl or Baggie
  • Buffalo Sauce (if desired)
  • Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing (optional)

How to make Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Here’s an overview of what you are in for if you want to make these wings. They are super simple, but there are a few steps to the process.

1 Dry the wings

All the way. With paper towels, or overnight on a rack in the fridge. Depending on how organized you are. You do you.

2 Toss with oil

Really coat those wings with oil! Don’t be shy!

3 All the rub

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Don’t be timid with your rub, either. Give them a good coat! If you don’t have the Meat Church rub that I used you can use your favorite chicken-targeted rub. If you have a bottle of my limited edition OWYD Everything Rub, that would be perfect here too.

4 Smoke

Lay out your wings on your pellet grill that’s been pre-heated to 220°. Smoke for 2 hours.

5 Air Fry

Preheat your air fryer to 425° (or “high” if yours doesn’t go all the way to 425°). Toss the wings in and air fry them for 8-10 minutes, or until the skin crisps up.

Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Want to crack the code of crispy skin on a smoked wing? Fire up your smoked and your air fryer and get going!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup Meat Church Holy Gospel Rub


  1. Preheat your smoked to 220°.
  2. Dry off your wings with paper towels and toss with the oil.
  3. Evenly coat all sides of the wings with liberal amounts of Holy Gospel rub.
  4. Place the wings in a single layer in your smoker. Smoke, turning over every 30-45 minutes, for about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from the grill and place directly into a pre-heated 425° air fryer. We use our air fryer right on our Blackstone combo, but you can use any air fryer you’ve got!

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