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Smoked Chicken Maryland

Tender and juicy whole chicken legs cooked over smoldering charcoal and glazed with sweet BBQ sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann

Ingredients

  • 4 whole chicken Maryland’s (around 0.8 lbs each)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp savory rub (I used Meat Mitch Rub)
  • cup sweet BBQ sauce (I used Meat Mitch Naked BBQ Sauce)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Trim any excess fat and skin off chicken.
  • Jaccard the skin (pierce little holes, with knife or skewers if you do not have a jaccard) and then coat with olive oil.
  • Cover each piece of chicken with a generous amount of rub and then leave in the fridge while you get your smoker ready.
  • Get smoker to 300°F and add smoking wood for flavor (I used cherry).
  • Place chicken in smoker and insert a thermometer and set for 165°F.
  • Place sauce and butter in smoker in a saucepan .
  • Once chicken reaches internal temp of 165°F, glaze with sauce and butter mixture and allow a few minutes for glaze to set.
  • Take chicken off heat and rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

To serve:

  • With mashed potatoes.
  • With steamed vegetables.
  • With hot chips.

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