Smoked Chicken Legs

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Smoked chicken legs are the perfect way to add flavor to your favorite chicken recipes. The smoked flavor is subtle and not overwhelming, making it a great choice for those who are new to smoking meats. 

Smoked Chicken Legs
Smoked Chicken Legs

The best thing about smoked chicken legs is that they are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or a casual weekend gathering. So, preheat your smoker and get ready to enjoy the delicious taste of Smoked Chicken Legs.

Smoked Chicken Legs

Smoked Chicken Legs

Delicious Smoked Chicken Legs you an try at home.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 pounds chicken legs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chicken rub


  • Preheat smoker to 275 degrees F. (This prevents leathery skin from developing)
  • Drizzle the chicken legs on all sides with the olive oil and season with the rub.
  • Place the chicken legs on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the legs reaches 175 degrees F. Optional: At 165 degrees brush the chicken legs with your favorite BBQ sauce (you can thin out your BBQ sauce with apple juice to give you a nice glaze vs. a thick BBQ sauce).
  • Remove the legs from the smoker. Let them rest for a few minutes and enjoy!