For a simple yet crave-worthy dinner, put these very best smoked chicken leg quarters on the menu and watch everyone fall in love with every delicious, succulent bite!
Chicken leg quarters Salt Chili powder Brown sugar Garlic powder Pepper Smoked paprika Onion powder Cayenne pepper Cumin Mustard powder Olive oil BBQ sauce
To dry brine for crisp skin, pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and then generously sprinkle with salt and rub into the skin. Place the chicken in the refrigerator uncovered.
Stir together the spices. Rub the spice mixture all over the skin. Gently lift the skin and rub some spices directly onto the meat as well.
Place the chicken in the smoker. Close the smoker and smoke the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 130-140 degrees.
Crank up the heat of the smoker. Brush the skin with olive oil and finish smoking. In the last few minutes, brush with BBQ sauce if desired.
One bite of these smoked chicken leg quarters, and you’ll never want to make chicken any other way. It doesn't get better than this chicken!
I love that these smoked chicken quarters still turned out tender and juicy. It was simple to prep the chicken and the results were absolutely divine!