On Sunday, Brandon and I hosted our second annual Mathie Super Bowl party. (Once again, we decided to move just weeks before hosting a party. I guess we like to put the pressure on ourselves to get settled asap!) This year’s line-up consisted of chili, smoked BBQ and ranch wings, loaded nachos, buffalo chicken dip, fiesta ranch dip and so much more! Of all the amazing food, only one dish could win the award for MVP – Most Valuable “Plate”. This year’s MVP goes to Brandon’s Smoked BBQ and Ranch Wings.
Ever since Brandon received an electric smoker for Christmas, he has been dying to smoke more often (smoke meat people, meat). The super bowl party was the perfect opportunity to try out a new recipe. Both the BBQ sauce and the Ranch rub are Brandon Mathie original recipes. Try out the wings yourself and let us know if you think they are MVP – Most Valuable “Plate” worthy!
- 5 lbs. of chicken wings
- 2 1/2 Tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 sweet baby rays
- 1.5 Tbsp of Garlic Salt
- 1 Tbsp of Salt
- 1 Tbsp of Pepper
- 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
- Half a packet of dried Ranch dressing
- Olive oil
- Apple wood chips
- Preheat smoker to 225F.
- In a small bowl, mix together the black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder and seasoned salt.
- Place half of the chicken wings in a large plastic bag.
- Pour in the dry rub and shake until the wings are fully coated.
- Marinate the wings in the dry rub for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
- In a small bowl, mix together garlic salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder and rack packet.
- In a small bowl, coat the other half of the wings in olive oil.
- Mix season mixture into olive oil coated wings.
- Toss until wings are fully coated.
- Place Ranch and BBQ wings on the top rack of the smoker and cook for an hour and a half or until the chicken temperature reaches 165F. (keep wings separate).
- While the wings are cooking, mix together the honey and BBQ sauce in a small saucepan.
- Heat mixture until warm.
- Remove all wings from the smoker and place in a pan.
- Pour warm BBQ sauce mixture onto the BBQ seasoned wings.
- Return all wings to the smoker placing them on the second rack.
- Cook for another 25-35 minutes.
- Remove from smoker and serve hot.