This is a long slow cooked method that is worth the wait with little effort. Smoky, juicy , crispy skinned chicken. What more could you ask for?
•5 Ibs chicken legs
•2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
•1 tsp paprika
•2 tsp chili powder
•2 tsp onion powder
•Kosher salt, to taste
•Bourbon and Apple Smoked wood chips (soak in water two hours prior turning your smoker on.)
1)Turn your smoker on 20 minutes prior to cooking (fill the water tank to the fill line)
2)Preheat smoker in low-med heat
3)Rub the legs with olive oil and mix the dry rub ingredients and work well into the drumsticks
4)Once the smoker temperature rises to 225 degrees spray the grill racks w olive oil spray
5)Add your presoaked wood chips to the smoker. Lay your drum sticks directly on the grill racks
6)Smoke the chicken for two hours, after two hours flip your chicken to the other side. At this time add more presoaked wood chips if needed. Make sure the smoker temp stay at a constant 220-225 .
The chicken will be fully cooked at the 4 hour mark once it’s reached 165 degrees.