Need some info on chicken legs

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  1. bbrock

    bbrock Meat Mopper

    I picked up some chicken legs today am going to soak then over night. I have never smoked legs before how long and at what temp do I smoke them? Thanks for any info.
  2. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I like to do them hot and fast 325-350 gives a nice crisp skin and about an hour fifteen to hour and a half at those temps
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    350 to 375 is the way to go on chicken to get the skin right. Chicken doesn't need the low n slow that tough cuts require.

    Might I ask why you are soaking the legs? Are you brining or just soaking in water? Any marinading going on with them?

    Take pics and enjoy your chicken - sorry you have to have chicken though.
  5. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    I did a batch just this last weekend....marinaded in Whickers and Texas Pete for about 4 hours. Built a fire in the Kettle on one side, seared all around, then stacked on the opposite side. Dropped a chunk of pecan on the coals, closed the lid vent to about 3/4, and let go for about two hours. You can put them back over the coals at the end to crisp up the skin....done all the way through, moist, smokey and a little spicy. Good stuff [​IMG]

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