Smoked Chicken Quarters Recipe

Smoked Chicken Quarters Recipe
0

Photos of Smoked Chicken Quarters Recipe

 

Flavors upon flavors are loaded into these smoked chicken quarters. The chicken is perfectly seasoned, seared, then smoked.

Prep: 20 mins
Smoking: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ancho chile powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional, adjust the amount to taste
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil, for rubbing
  • ½ cup cooking oil, for frying; or butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat smoker to 275 degrees F at the grate level.

  2. Rub the chicken with oil and evenly sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of each leg quarter. Get some seasonings under the skin. Pat down to make the seasonings stick.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, heat ½ cup of cooking oil, or butter, over medium-high heat. In two batches, sear the chicken quarters, about 2 minutes per side or until the skin is golden brown.

  4. Transfer the chicken to the smoker, skin side up.
  5. Smoke at 275 degrees F for about 1½ hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 185 to 190 degrees F.

  6. Remove the chicken from the smoker, let rest for 3 minutes and serve with any favorite side dish.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 21mg
  • Calories: 492kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 142mg
  • Fat: 43g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Potassium: 349mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 716mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 579IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Share your thoughts on this Smoked Chicken Quarters Recipe in the Recipe Sharing forum and let us know how it turned out for you!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!