BBQ Smoked Chicken Quarters

5 from 1 vote

BBQ Smoked Chicken Quarters

These perfect BBQ smoked chicken leg quarters are extra tasty! It is full of flavor, it's cooked to juicy perfection, and it's smoky!
Servings 3
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


  • 3 chicken leg quarters
  • 15 g paprika
  • 20 ml canola oil
  • 15 g paprika
  • 10 g salt


  • Preheat your pellet smoker to 325°F.
  • To season the quarters, start by rubbing the quarters with canola oil. This is to prevent the quarters from drying out and help spices stick to the meat.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of paprika and garlic powder on the meat. Repeat on the other side.
    add paprika and garlic powder on the meat
  • Add some salt to the skin side.
  • Place the quarters on the bottom rack of the grill, bone side down. Cook for 35 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 35 minutes.
  • Chicken quarters are done at an internal temperature of 165-175°F.
  • Remove the meat from the grill and serve with sweet corn or your favorite sides.
    remove the chicken quarters from the grill


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Smoked

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  1. Elden Stewart says:

    5 stars
    I like your recipes.

  2. Terry Pilacinski says:

    How about using tablespoons and teaspoons instead of grams?

    1. Jason Zions says:

      Grams are more precise and repeatable. The amount of paprika in a teaspoon can vary depending on whether you pour&sweep or pack it in, just like flour or sugar. If you need 5-10 g of 8 different ingredients, that’s easy; you get one small bowl dirty, you “tare” the scale after you add each ingredient to it. With teaspoons/tablespoons, you either need multiple sets or you’re constantly washing and drying. A small battery-powered scale is cheap.

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