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Smoked Peppered Chicken

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Peppered Chicken

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

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What's this?

Some like it hot! If you’re bored with boring grilled chicken, try this spicy & smoky BBQ chicken recipe to spice up your life.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Jalapeno Jelly

  • 1 Cup water

  • 4 Chicken, Legs

  • As Needed Traeger Chicken Rub

  • As Needed chili powder

Steps

  • 1

    Combine the jelly and water in a sauce pan and simmer on the stove top for about 10 minutes or until it reaches a medium-thick consistency.
  • 2

    Season the chicken quarters with the Chicken Rub and chili powder.
  • 3

    Start the Traeger and preheat to 300 degrees F, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 15 minutes, lid closed.
  • 5

    Baste the chicken legs with the pepper syrup. Turn the legs over and baste every 15 minutes for 30 minutes.
  • 6

    Switch the setting to Smoke and smoke for 1 hour.
  • 7

    Switch back to 300 degrees F for the last 15 minutes, or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, to finish the glaze. Remove and serve while hot. Enjoy!