Smoked Chicken Quarters

Smoked Chicken Quarters are meaty and flavorful and so easy to make. In fact, they’re smoking chicken 101, and you can be feasting on meaty chicken in about an hour!


- Chicken leg quarters - Olive oil - Berbere - Garlic powder - Smoked paprika - Chili powder - Salt - Girl Carnivore Chick Fest


Prep the Chicken: Pat the chicken dry and trim as needed to remove excess skin or fat.

Rub the chicken with the oil. Whisk the spices together in a bowl. Liberally coat both sides of the chicken leg quarters with the spice blend.

Smoke the Chicken Quarters: Temp your Traeger or pellet smoker for 250-275 F. Arrange the chicken on the grill grates. Grill chicken skin side up and the lid closed.

Sear the Chicken: Remove chicken from grill, set aside. Increase heat for sear, around 400 to 450 degrees. Sear chicken to crisp the skin 5 to 10 minutes, rotating as needed.

Rest And Serve: Allow the smoked chicken quarters to rest before serving 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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