Go Back
+ servings

Pellet Grill Smoked Chicken Legs

Smoked Chicken Legs are in my opinion one of the most underrated tailgate foods out there! They are quick, cheap and meatier than chicken wings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ
Keyword Chicken Legs, Pellet Grill
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 247kcal


  • Pellet Grill or Charcoal Grill



  • Remove chicken legs from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. Season the legs on all sides and then place on a half sheet pan with a drying rack. Let them sit uncover overnight or at least for a few hours.
  • Preheat the pellet grill to 300 degrees F.
  • Pat the chicken dry and then toss with avocado oil, season the chicken a second time lightly and place on the pellet grill close to the heat source.
  • Cook the chicken for about 90 minutes spraying every 30 minutes with cooking spray
  • Once you reach an internal temp between 185-190 degrees you can brush them with a sauce or serve them dry.


Serving Size 1 drumstick


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg