These Smoked Chicken Legs are perfect for summer! The chicken is coated with a homemade dry rub on the outside and then cooked in flavorful smoke until you have juicy, tender chicken on the inside. The crispy, crackly skin is full of fantastic flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
– 2 pounds chicken legs – 1-2 tbsp olive oil – 1-2 tbsp dry rub for chicken
-Preheat the smoker to 250°F. –Drizzle the chicken legs on all sides with the olive oil.
Apply the dry rub over the chicken legs and ensure it covers all parts; top, bottom, and sides.
Place the chicken drumsticks directly on the grill grate.
Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature of the chicken legs is 175°F. This will take about 2 hours.
If you like BBQ sauce, apply your favorite sauce the last few minutes of cooking time.
Remove the smoked chicken legs from the grill and place them on a serving tray. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to reincorporate into the meat.