AIP BBQ Rub Wings and Spatchcock Chicken

Paleo On The Go

Posted on June 29 2021

What could be better than wings and smoked chicken, making YOU out to be the star of your next summer cookout?!

A few years ago our chef created a delicious AIP friendly blend of spices that can be used for your summer grilling adventures. That recipe can be found here: Homemade Paleo, Keto, AIP BBQ Spice Rub.

And now, we wanted to give you some great ideas on how to use that rub to use with your grill or pellet smoker.

Our first recipe is one of the most popular methods of cooking wings on a pellet smoker, and it does not disappoint. Our Creative Director, Doug, has personally made wings this way 10+ times, and they come out with rave reviews every single time. The method is called 0-400° wings, and it’s super simple:

Clean your wings, pat them dry, rub a little oil on them, rub them with spice, throw them on a cold grill, then turn it on to 400°F and let it ride for an hour, and your wings are done! It really doesn’t get any easier than that. And the results are always fantastic. If you decide to make them, tag us on social media and let us know how they turned out!

0-400° AIP BBQ Spice Rub Wings Recipe

 AIP BBQ Spice Rub Wings Ingredients

  1. DO NOT start your grill yet. Turn it on only when the wings are already on the grill and ready to go.
  2. Pat wings dry and lightly oil them with avocado oil, using your hands to mix and spread oil over the wings.
  3. Sprinkle AIP BBQ Spice Rub over all wings and mix in with hands. Use as much or as little rub as you like, we like to go heavy.
  4. Spread wings out on your favorite smoker (I’m a fan of RecTeq, but we won’t judge.)
  5. Now that the wings are on, set the smoker to 400°F and don’t open it for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, flip the wings, then close the lid and leave it alone again.
  7. After 1 hour take the wings off, let rest a few minutes, and enjoy! (You can probe the wings to make sure they have reached a temp of 165°F.)

Our second recipe is a spatchcock smoked chicken. It cooks rather quickly, evenly, and is full of flavor. Doug recommends going with a slightly higher temperature to make sure the skin doesn’t get rubbery, which means a little less smoky flavor, but you can always start it on your smoker at 200°F -225°F for 15-30 minutes then bump up the heat to crisp that skin. You can also use a smoker tube with your favorite type of pellets to get that extra smoke flavor.

AIP BBQ Spice Rub Spatchcock Chicken

AIP Spatchcock Chicken
  1. Preheat your smoker to 350°F.
  2. Spatchcock your whole chicken (there are great videos on YouTube on how to do this.)
  3. Pat dry your chicken, and then rub avocado oil over the entire outside.
  4. Sprinkle AIP BBQ Spice Rub over all the chicken. Use as much or as little rub as you like, we like to go heavy.
  5. Put chicken on your smoker, place a probe into the thickest part of the breast and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F

We sincerely hope you can try these delicious recipes to wow your friends and family this summer! Remember to share on social media and tag us with your successes!

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