How Long Do I Smoke Chicken Legs?

How long does it take to smoke drumsticks?

about 2 1/2 hours

How long do you smoke drumsticks at 225?

Start your grill on smoke. Once it’s fired up, set the temperature to 225°F. Remove the wings from the marinade and place the drumsticks into the Pit Boss Buffalo Wing Rack. Smoke for 60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the drumstick registers at 170°F.

What temp should you smoke chicken legs?

275°F.

How long does it take to cook chicken legs on a grill?

Place your chicken drumsticks on the direct heat side of your grill and cook them for 30-35 minutes. Flip them every 5-7 minutes until the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Can you smoke drumsticks?

Place chicken drumsticks on a rack and place in the smoker. Smoke for about 2 1/2 hours. Smoke until the internal temperature of the chicken is 180F. If desired, sear on a gas grill at high heat to crisp the skin.

Should I use a water pan when smoking chicken?

If loaded with water, a drip pan can also absorb heat from fire below, reduce the grill temp, level off fluctuations, and condense on relatively cooler meat cooling it and helping smoke to stick to it. Keep adding hot water so the liquid is always at least an inch or two deep.

How long does it take to smoke chicken legs at 275?

Bring the smoker up to a temperature of 275°F. Place the chicken drumsticks in the smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 3 hours.

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How do I get the skin crispy on smoked chicken?

Try bumping your temperature up to at least 350 when you smoke it. OR, you can throw it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes once you take it off the smoker. I smoke my chickens at 250 and only use rub or salt/pepper on the skin. Never have much of an issue with crispy skin.

What temperature should smoked chicken be?

Smoked chicken will continue to cook once you take it out of the smoker. To prevent chicken from overcooking, take it out at 160°F so that it will reach the perfect target temp of 165°F by the time you are ready to eat. If you set your smoker to 250°F, estimate the cook time to be about 30 to 45 minutes per pound.