BBQ Chicken Wing Rubs: Tasty Dry Rub Recipes for Perfect Wings

Chicken Wing Dry Rubs: Unleash the Flavors  

An Explosion of Exciting Flavors and Tasty Delights!

Savor the irresistible blend of smokiness and flavorful dry rub in our Smoked Dry Rub Chicken Wings. Each bite offers a crispy sensation, transforming the classic wing experience into a realm of savory bliss. Dive into the world of smoked perfection!  


    Texas-Rub Chicken Wings

    A Lone Star Delight in Every Bite!

    Get set for a flavor explosion with our Texas Style Dry Rub Chicken Wings—each bite's a Lone Star "delight" that'll keep you eating. It's a grilling journey that "captures" the Texas essence in every "mind-blowing" Wing.



    • 2-3 lbs. chicken wings
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons of Hunter’s Texas Seasoning (Salt, Pepper & Garlic Special Blend)
    • Wood chips (hickory or mesquite) for smoking


    1. Prepare the Wings:
      • Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels.
      • In a large bowl, toss the wings with olive oil to coat evenly.
    2. Season the Wings:
      • Evenly coat Hunter’s Texas Seasoning over the wings, ensuring they are coated evenly. Use your hands to massage the rub into the wings.
    3. Preheat the Smoker:
      • Preheat your smoker to 225-250°F (107-121°C). Add wood chips for smoke flavor.
    4. Smoke the Wings:
      • Place the seasoned wings on the smoker grates, ensuring they are not crowded.
      • Smoke the wings for 2-3 hours, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
    5. Serve:
      • Once smoked, you can serve the wings as is or finish them on a hot grill for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
    6. Optional Sauce:
      • Texas-style wings are often served without sauce, but you can offer a side of Hunter’s Mid-West Cowboy barbecue sauce for dipping if desired.


    Smoky Dry-Rub Baked Wings (Crispy)

    Elevate your Wing Game with Culinary Excellence!

    If you believe your wings in the oven are too dull; then prepare for a wing game elevation so intense, it might just need a warning label! These wings aren't just food; they're a statement, a declaration of culinary excellence that might make other dishes jealous. With using only one dry rub, get ready to be the wing aficionado you never knew you could be!



    • 2 lbs chicken wings
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder (aluminum-free)
    • 5 tablespoons of Hunter’s Poultry Seasoning
    • a pinch of salt to taste


    1. Preheat the Oven:
      • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
    2. Prepare the Wings:
      • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels. This helps in achieving crispiness.
    3. Coat with Baking Powder:
      • In a large bowl, toss the wings with baking powder until they are evenly coated. This helps to make the wings crispy.
    4. Season the Wings:
      • Sprinkle the dry rub over the wings, ensuring even coverage. Toss the wings to coat them thoroughly with the seasonings.
    5. Use a Baking Rack:
      • Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Arrange the seasoned wings on the rack. This allows air to circulate around the wings for crispiness.
    6. Bake in the Oven:
      • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the wings are golden brown and crispy. Flip the wings halfway through for even crispiness.
    7. Optional Broil:
      • If you want extra crispiness, you can broil the wings for the last 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye to prevent burning.
    8. Serve:
      • Let the wings rest for a few minutes, then serve them hot. They are delicious on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.


    Wing Wizardry

    6 Tips for Culinary Magic for Cooking Dry Rub Chicken Wings!

    1. Pat Dry Before Rubbing: Ensure the wings are thoroughly pat-dried with paper towels before applying the dry rub. This helps the rub adhere better.
    2. Even Coating: Distribute the dry rub evenly on each wing, making sure to coat both sides. This ensures a consistent flavor profile.
    3. Room Temperature: Allow the chicken wings to come to room temperature before cooking. This promotes even cooking throughout.
    4. Baste with Oil: For extra crispiness, baste the wings with a light coat of oil before cooking. This also helps the dry rub adhere and enhances the overall texture.
    5. Use a Wire Rack: When baking, place the wings on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. This allows hot air to circulate around the wings, promoting crispiness.
    6. Let them Rest: Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This helps retain juices and ensures they are moist and flavorful.


    Tropical Heat Fusion:

    Lemon Pepper Jerk Wings!! 

    Get ready for a taste explosion! Our Lemon Pepper Jerk Wings blend crispy perfection, citrusy zest, and fiery jerk spice. Elevate your wing experience with this flavor sensation that leaves you craving more. Brace yourself for a journey into savory excitement!



    • 2 lbs. chicken wingettes
    • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
    • 7 tablespoons of Hunter’s Lemon Pepper Jerk Seasoning
    • 1 fresh lemon
    • Vegetable oil for frying


    1. Seasoning:
    In a bowl, season the chicken wings evenly on both sides using Hunter's Lemon Pepper Jerk Seasoning
    2.   Mixing:
    In a separate bowl, mix the flour and Hunter's Lemon Pepper Jerk Seasoning 
    3.    Coating:
    Coat each chicken wing in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring even coverage.
    4.     Heat the oil:
    Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 375°F (190°C).
    5.    Cook the Wings:
    Carefully place the coated wings in the hot oil, frying until golden brown and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
    6.     Drain:
    Remove wings from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
    7.    Squeeze fresh Lemon:
    Place the wings in a bowl and squeeze a fresh lemon over the wings.
    8.    Light Coating:
    Then sprinkle additional Hunter's Lemon Pepper Jerk Seasoning over the fried wings for an extra burst of flavor.
    9.    Serve and Enjoy!
    Serve immediately and enjoy your crispy Fried Lemon Pepper Jerk Wings!

    Jerk Wings in the Air Fryer

    Heat & Island Magic of Air-Fryer Goodness:

    Brace yourself for a flavor-packed journey into the realm of tantalizing jerk wings, effortlessly crafted in your air fryer! The perfect blend of spicy, savory, and smoky goodness awaits—crispy, succulent wings are just moments away. Get set for a thrilling flavor adventure right in your kitchen!



    • 2 lbs chicken wingettes
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 6 tablespoons of Hunter’s Jerk Seasoning
    • (Optional) 1/2 cup of Hunter's Caribbean Jerk Sauce


    1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
      • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
    2. Prepare the Chicken:
      • In a large bowl, toss the chicken wingettes with olive oil to lightly coat evenly.
    3. Season the Chicken:
      • Coat well the wingettes well using Hunter's Jerk Seasonings and toss them to ensure even coating.
    4. Air Fry:
      • Place the seasoned wingettes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not crowded.
    5. Cooking Time:
      • Air fry the chicken wingettes for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. Adjust the time based on your air fryer model and the size of the Jerk wingettes.
    6. Check for Crispiness:
      • Check the Jerk wingettes for crispiness. If needed, you can add a few more minutes to achieve your desired level of crispiness.
    7. Enjoy:
      • Once done, remove the Jerk chicken wingettes from the air fryer and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Serve them hot with Hunter's Caribbean Jerk Sauce (Optional).


    Spice-up Your Flavor!

    10 Reasons to Embrace Seasoning Blends:

    1. Flavor Harmony:
      • Seasoning blends are skillfully crafted to achieve the perfect balance of flavors, saving you the hassle of measuring and mixing individual spices.
    2. Time-Saving Convenience:
      • Using pre-blended seasonings speeds up the cooking process, making it more convenient for busy schedules.
    3. Consistent Results:
      • Seasoning blends ensure consistency in flavor, providing a reliable taste profile for your dishes every time.
    4. Versatility:
      • Seasoning blends are versatile and can be used across various dishes, adding depth and complexity without the need for an extensive spice collection.
    5. Reduced Clutter:
      • Using blends minimizes the number of spice containers in your kitchen, keeping it organized and reducing clutter.
    6. Beginner-Friendly:
      • Seasoning blends are ideal for those new to cooking, offering an easy way to add complex flavors without extensive knowledge of individual spices.
    7. Cost-Effective:
      • Investing in quality seasoning blends can be more cost-effective than buying multiple individual spices, especially if you don't use certain spices frequently.
    8. Inspiration for Creativity:
      • Seasoning blends often come in unique flavor combinations, sparking culinary creativity and encouraging experimentation in the kitchen.
    9. Preservation of Freshness:
      • Individual spices can lose freshness over time. Pre-blended seasonings are often sealed to preserve their flavors for longer periods.
    10. Conserved Shelf Space:
      • Seasoning blends allow you to diversify your flavors without taking up excessive space in your pantry, making it efficient for storage.


    Unlocking Flavor Brilliance

    Discover the 5 Best Seasonings for Chicken Wings




     Lemon Pepper 
    Garlic Seasoning

     Lemon Pepper 
    Jerk Seasoning


    Poultry Seasoning

    Smoked Rub

    Lemon Pepper Garlic

    Texas Seasoning