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Smoked Chicken Legs

Having a go-to smoked chicken legs recipe is a must have for summer. These smoked chicken legs use very few staple ingredients and is gluten free and dairy free. It’s the perfect choice for a gathering, or for meal prep because it is super easy and fast. Smoked chicken drumsticks are a favorite for kids and adults alike and will be a versatile addition to your summer smoking.

  • Author: bailey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 chicken legs 1x
  • Category: chicken
  • Method: smoker
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
Having a go-to smoked chicken legs recipe is a must have for summer. These smoked chicken legs use very few staple ingredients and is gluten free and dairy free. It's the perfect choice for a gathering, or for meal prep because it is super easy and fast. Smoked chicken drumsticks are a favorite for kids and adults alike and will be a versatile addition to your summer smoking. #smokerrecipes #chickenlegs #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipes #smokedchickenlegs #chickendrumsticks
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Ingredients

  • 12 chicken legs
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mustard powder

Instructions

  1. Ensure the smoker grates are clean and preheat smoker to 225 degrees F.
  2. Pat chicken legs dry with clean paper towel.
  3. Combine dry rub ingredients in small bowl.
  4. Lightly coat the chicken legs in oil.
  5. Cover chicken legs in dry rub mix, ensuring you get it into every nook and cranny.
  6. Place chicken legs on smoker and close lid. Let them smoke for approximately 1 hour or until chicken legs reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  7. Remove chicken from smoker and let rest 5 minutes.

Notes

Optional for crispier skin:

  • Remove chicken legs from smoker and turn heat up to 500 degrees.
  • Place chicken back on the smoker, searing each side for 1-2 minutes.  Keep rotating until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 2 drumsticks
  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 8.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 39.3 g