Smoked Chicken Legs

15 mins
4 hrs
4

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.

Ingredients

For the Chicken Legs

  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

Directions

Step 1 Of 4
1
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.
2
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.
3
Place grates and chicken legs in smoker.
4
Smoke for 3 to 4 hours until the chicken legs reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
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