Preheat the smoker to 220°F with grates removed. While preheating soften butter to easily stir. Mix in paprika, garlic, onion, pepper and thyme and set aside.
Smoked Chicken Legs
Looking for juicy, flavorful smoked chicken? Try this recipe for delicious smoked chicken legs next time you get ready to smoke. Chicken legs cook faster than your whole chicken and retain more moisture than breasts or wings.
Place chicken legs on the removed grates. Take one tablespoon of the butter mixture and coat chicken. Make sure to coat beneath the skin as well. Repeat until all legs are coated.
Place grates and chicken legs in smoker.
Smoke for 3 to 4 hours until the chicken legs reach an internal temperature of 165°F.