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Smoked Peppered Chicken

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Peppered Chicken

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Pellets

Mesquite

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Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

    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.
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    • 4

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

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