Tailgate Time! Grilled Chicken Wings and Jalapeño Poppers

Tailgate Time! Grilled Chicken Wings and Jalapeño Poppers
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Game day has classic foods and they are classics for a reason. Wings and Poppers are the perfect food to have on hand for watching the game and they go great with beer.

Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe



No matter what type of grill or smoker you have, the easiest way to prepare wings is to cook them over direct heat on the grill. Start by trimming the tips and then separating at the joint, soak for 2-hours in Sweetwater Spice Smoked Habanero barbecue bath, remove from bath and apply Cattleman’s 8 Second Ride. Preheat your grill to 300-325°F, oil the grates and place wings on the grill. Grill for approximately 7 minutes per side and then move to indirect heat until internal temperature reaches 180°F (use the Maverick PT-75 thermometer for fast and accurate temperature readings).

Jalapeño Poppers Recipe


  • Jalapeños, cored/seeds removed
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Colby-Jack
  • Sausage, browned and crumbled
  • Smoked bacon



Mix equal parts cream cheese, Colby-Jack, and sausage, stir until thoroughly mixed. After coring, and seeding the jalapeños, fill them with the cream cheese stuffing. Wrap stuffed jalapeños in bacon and season if desired. Place the jalapeños in a chili grilling rack and cook over indirect heat in your grill or smoker. Grill until bacon is cooked through, and chilies have color. You can substitute sweet peppers as well, for a non-‘atomic’ version.

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