Easy Smoked Chicken Legs
Easy Smoked Chicken Legs that are moist & full of flavor, all with a handful of pantry ingredients in 2 hours! Simple recipe for smoking chicken drumsticks during your next BBQ. Perfect recipe to start learning how to use your electric smoker!
- 14 chicken legs
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 8 cups water
- ¼ cup salt
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp rubbed sage
To Brine the Chicken:
Combine 8 cups water with salt and seasonings. Whisk to dissolve salt. proceed with recipe.
Place chicken legs in a large container. Pour brine on top. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
Remove chicken from brine. Rinse and pat dry.
Smoke Chicken Legs
Add pellets to smoker hopper. Clean grate as needed. Preheat smoker to 275° F.
Place chicken on smoker and cook for 1.5 hours.
Increase temp to 350° F and slather sauce on one side of the drumsticks. Replace lid and let cook for 15 minutes.
Turn chicken legs over and sauce the other side. Insert temperature probe in the thickest part of the drumstick, making sure to NOT TOUCH THE BONE.
Replace cover and cook until internal temp reads 165 degrees F. Remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes, then serve.
Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg