PUMPKIN SPICE DRY RUBThe base ingredients of this rub consist of flavors you’d see with a typical, spicy BBQ rub:• Paprika• Pumpkin Spice• Mustard powder• Onion powder• Garlic powder• Chipotle powder• Kosher Salt
PREPPING THE WINGSPat them dry with a paper towel. Moisture is the enemy.Season them ahead of time, at least 30 minutes prior. If you can season them and leave them uncovered in the fridge overnight, even better.
WOOD-FIRED FLAVORSSmoke for about 45 minutes at 250F indirect, and then finish them directly over high heat around 425F. This gives you both the smoky flavors and amazing char that you’d expect with grilled chicken wings.
We topped our Pumpkin Spice Chicken Wings with fresh-roasted pumpkin seeds.Take the raw, unsalted seeds and toast them in a pan on med-low heat. Shake pretty often to make sure the seeds don’t burn. Just as they start to brown turn off the heat and keep shaking them.