Smoke, Spice, & Everything Nice

photos by Matt Cornelius
photos by Matt Cornelius

Smoke, Spice, & Everything Nice

The Ultimate Wing Trio for the Super Bowl

It is time to amp up your snack game as the Super Bowl season rolls in. Forget the mundane chips and dip. Let’s dive into a world of bougie, yet effortless treats that will score big with your guests. We’re talking about a trio of tantalizing wings, each with a unique twist that will have everyone reaching for more.

The Smoky Base—Air Fryer or Smoker? You Choose!

Start with our celebrated smoked wing recipe, a staple for any wing aficionado. Don’t have a smoker? No problem! An air fryer works wonders, giving you that perfect crispy texture. Cook the wings to perfection and get ready to dress them in flavors that pack a punch.

Lime Crema Wings—A Zesty Touchdown

First in our lineup is the Lime Crema Wing. Toss your wings in a ready-made lime crema sauce (easily available at most grocery stores), and watch the magic happen. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro for that extra zest. It’s a refreshing change-up from your typical wing flavors.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings—A Playful Twist

Next, we bring you the playful yet surprisingly delightful Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings. Coat your wings in a Thai peanut sauce, creating a savory base. Then, warm up some blackberry jelly, drizzle it over the sauced wings, and prepare to be amazed. For an added crunch, sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top. It’s a nostalgic flavor with a gourmet twist.

Classic Buffalo Wings—The MVP of Wing Night

No wing night is complete without classic Buffalo Wings. Toss your wings in a robust buffalo sauce, and then—here’s the kicker—crumble some gorgonzola cheese over the top. It is a bold and cheesy take on the beloved classic.

Pair the wing wonders with these sides to elevate your Super Bowl spread.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears—A sweet and savory delight.

Air Fried Pecans—A crunchy, nutty snack with a hint of salt.

Salad Cups—Fresh, light, and the perfect palate cleanser.

Popcorn—A game day essential. Try some gourmet flavors.

Find all your game day recipes at, or check out @bougiegrubs on Instagram for detailed recipes. Get ready to host a Super Bowl party that’s talked about long after the final whistle.

Smoked Wings Recipe


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Kinder’s Buttery Poultry Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Chicken wings (quantity as desired)


  1. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, Kinder’s Buttery Poultry Blend, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to create your dry rub.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss the chicken wings with the olive oil until they are evenly coated. This will help the dry rub adhere to the wings.
  3. Apply the dry rub over the oiled wings, ensuring each wing is thoroughly covered.


  1. Preheat your electric smoker to 250°F.
  2. Arrange the wings in the smoker, spaced apart for even cooking.
  3. Smoke the wings at 250°F for one hour. The slow cooking will infuse them with a smoky flavor.


  1. After the wings have smoked for one hour, increase the smoker’s temperature to 400°F.
  2. Continue to cook the wings for another 45 minutes. The higher temperature will crisp the skin while keeping the inside moist and tender.


  1. Remove the wings from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes.
  2. Serve hot, with your choice of dipping sauces or sides.
  3. Enjoy your flavorful and crispy smoked wings.


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