1 flat chicken drumsticks (8–10)
0.25 cup poultry seasoning or BBQ chicken rub
1 cup optional: your favorite BBQ sauce
1 Food Prep
Evenly season the chicken legs with your favorite poultry seasoning.
2 Grill Prep
- Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Hardwood Pellets
- Temp: 225°F (Low Heat)
Carefully hold your hand about 5” to 6” above the grate, and refer to the temperature settings below:
• High Heat (450° to 550°F):
2 to 4 seconds
• Medium Heat (350° to 450°F):
5 to 6 seconds
• Low Heat (250° to 350°F):
8 to 10 seconds
Make sure your clothing doesn’t touch the grate, and always move your hand away from the heat before you feel discomfort.
When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
3 The Cook
Place the thermometer probe into the thickest part of your chicken without touching the bone, and position it at the center of your pellet grill or on an elevated shelf.
Smoke your chicken legs at 225°F for 1 hour. Then, increase the heat on your pellet grill to 325°F and cook your chicken legs to an internal temperature of 170°F.
Continue cooking your chicken legs until the skin has crisped to your desired doneness. If you plan on saucing your chicken legs, do so now by painting sauce on with a basting brush, and allowing them to cook for an additional 5 minutes.
When ready, remove your chicken legs from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.
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