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Smoked Chicken Leg & Thigh Quarters

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Chicken Leg & Thigh Quarters

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

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Pellets

Mesquite

Season that bird with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub before Traegering. The sweet and savory spices form a delicious crust that complements the chicken with amazing flavor.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

    Steps

    • 1

      Place the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl. Pour oil over the chicken to coat each piece, then season to taste with the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. Massage the chicken pieces to encourage the oil and seasonings get under the skin. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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      Grill180˚
    • 3

      Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, letting any excess oil drip back into the bowl.
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      Grill180˚
    • 4

      Arrange the chicken on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Increase Traeger temperature to 350℉ and continue to roast the chicken until the internal temperature in the thickest part of a thigh is 165℉ or the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear, about 50 to 60 minutes.
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      Grill350˚
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      Probe165˚
    • 5

      Remove from the grill and allow the chicken to rest for 8 to 10 minutes and serve. Enjoy!
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    Tips From the Pros: How to Smoke a Whole Chicken

    Follow this step-by-step guide for smoking whole chicken with tips on buying, prepping, brines, injections, rubs, smoking woods, and a time and temp guide.

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