Smoked Chicken Drumsticks on a Pellet Grill
Chicken drumsticks are seasoned with a dry rub and smoked at 325F with hickory until an internal temperature of 170F is reached. The smoked chicken legs can be coated with barbecue sauce if desired.
- 2 lbs chicken legs
- 1/4 cup smoked paprika
- 1/4 cup seasoned salt Morton's or Lawry's
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp white sugar
Combine the seasonings (paprika, salt, pepper, chili powder, sugar) and mix well.
Liberally season the chicken legs and allow the rub to soak into the drumsticks for 30 minutes.
Set your pellet smoker to 325F. Use Hickory or Pecan Pellets
Smoke for approximately 45 minutes until an internal temperature of 170F is reached.
Sauce the legs if desired.
A sweet barbecue sauce such as Sweet Baby Ray's is usually a fan favorite on smoked chicken legs.
This technique will work for any pellet grill such as Traeger, Z Grills, Pit Boss, etc.