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General Tso’s Wings Recipe


  • 3lbs Whole Chicken Wings
  • ½ cup Killer Hogs AP Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons Chinese 5 Spice
  • 2 teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
  • 16oz General Tso’s Sauce* recipe to follow

General Tso’s Sauce

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup Hoisin Sauce
  • ½ cup Rice Vinegar
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon Garlic Chili Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • Directions:
  • 1. Heat 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil in a small sauce pot over medium heat; sauté garlic, ginger, and green onion for 12 minutes.
  • 2. Add the Soy Sauce, Hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, water, and brown sugar. Stir to combine
  • 3. Stir in the sweet chili sauce, garlic chili paste, and crushed red pepper. Continue cooking until mixture reaches a slight boil.
  • 4. In a separate bowl combine the cornstarch and cold water. Slowly add the slurry to the sauce pot while stirring. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat. Pour the sauce into a jar and allow to cool.


  1. Prepare Yoder Smoker or other grill for indirect cooking at a temperature of 300⁰. Use cherry pellets for wood smoke (cherry wood chunks if other type grill/smoker is used).
  2. Combine Killer Hogs AP Rub with Chinese 5 Spice and Crushed Red Pepper; coat both sides of the chicken wings with this mixture.
  3. Place wings on the grill and smoke for 45 minutes then turn each wing over to evenly cook both sides.
  4. After 1 hour 10 minutes glaze each wing with General Tso’s Sauce on both sides and continue to cook until wings are tender. Internal temperature should be at least 165⁰ and juice should run clear. Total Cook time about 1:20 minutes.
  5. Arrange the wings on a large platter and garnish with Sesame Seeds and chopped green onion before serving.
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