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Char Siu Chicken Leg Quarters

One of my favorite recipes for Chicken Leg Quarters is Char Siu Chicken. The sweet and savory flavors combined with that beautiful red color is pure poultry perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian, BBQ
Keyword BBQ Chicken, Char Siu, Leg Quarters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Marinating Time 1 day
Servings 4
Calories 583kcal


  • Pellet Grill



  • Remove chicken quarters from package and pat dry with paper towel, Trim off any large pieces of fat or extra skin then set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine all remaining ingredients whisking together then add your chicken quarters to the sauce and massage to coat chicken quarters on all sides with Char Siu sauce.
  • Cover the bowl and marinate overnight for at least 12 hours, 24 even better.
  • Preheat Smoker to 325 Degrees F. remove chicken leg quarters from the marinade and let the excess sauce drip off. Place the chicken on the smoker and begin cooking.
  • After 30 minutes brush the chicken quarters with remaining char siu sauce then continue cooking.
  • Once the chicken has reached 160 Degrees F sauce the chicken quarters a second time then continue to cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 190-200 degrees F.


Serving size 1 chicken leg quarter with sauce.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 878mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg