smoked chicken leg & thigh quarters


  • 8 chicken legs (thigh and drumstick)

  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil

  • To Taste Your Favorite Pork & Poultry Rub



Place the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl. Pour oil over the chicken to coat each piece, then season to taste with the Z Grill Pork & Poultry Rub. Massage the chicken pieces to encourage the oil and seasonings get under the skin. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours.


When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Pellet Tube if available.


Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, letting any excess oil drip back into the bowl.


Arrange the chicken on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Increase Z Grill temperature to 350℉ and continue to roast the chicken until the internal temperature in the thickest part of a thigh is 165℉ or the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear, about 50 to 60 minutes.


Remove from the grill and allow the chicken to rest for 8 to 10 minutes and serve. Enjoy!

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