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smoked chicken maryland

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
Servings 4
Calories 407kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 4 whole chicken Maryland's around 0.8lbs 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


  • Trim any excess fat and skin off the 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 the 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.



Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg