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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.

Ingredients:

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

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

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

Preparation:

• 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!

2 Comments:

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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