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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hot Legs!

Hot Legs!
(A tribute to Z-Z-Top)

This one is for those of you who think hot wings are too scrawny for ANY appetite. The original recipe comes from Super Smokers out of St. Louis, MO.


Ground Black Pepper--------------------------2 ½ tablespoons
Onion Powder----------------------------------1 tablespoon
Garlic Powder----------------------------------1 tablespoon
Seasoned Salt---------------------------------1 tablespoon

Chicken Legs-----------------------------------10-12 each

Honey--------------------------------------------1 cup
Hot Barbecue Sauce----------------------------½ cup
(I use Devil’s Spit from Famous Dave’s)
Apple Juice--------------------------------------3 tablespoons


• Mix the RUB ingredients in a bowl
• Place the chicken legs in a large zippered plastic bag
• Pour in the RUB. Close the bag.
• Shake the bag to coat the legs.
• Store in the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours.

• Soak apple wood chips to provide the smoke flavor
• Fire up the smoker and get to a steady temperature of 225°F …OR…
• Set up the grill for indirect cooking with the chips pack over MEDIUM direct heat.
• I like to hang the legs on a chicken legs rack and place in the smoker after you get some smoke going.
• Smoke for 1 hour (turning at the half hour if on a horizontal rack).

• While the legs are smoking, mix the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan
• Cook the sauce over medium heat until warmed through.

• After 1 hour of smoking, coat the legs with the sauce, mop, baste or dip
• Smoke for another 30 minutes, coating once more.

Maybe the Saucy One can publish a picture of the chicken legs rack!


Blogger Saucy Joe Sullivan said...

I have some photos at home of the Chicken Leg Rack in action! I'll post one for ya. I think I was using apple wood chips the night I took the pictures too!

As dad used to say ... great minds run in the same gutter!

Fri Dec 01, 08:28:00 AM CST  
Blogger Saucy Joe Sullivan said...

Added the chicken rack photo for you. I was using an indirect grilling technique on the gas grill. I had foil pouches full of apple chips on the outside burners and the middle burner turned off.

I really had those racks full! Thought for sure one of the legs would slide off. The dogs would love that!!

Fri Dec 01, 01:56:00 PM CST  

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