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Smoked Chicken Quarters

These exceptionally tender and juicy smoked chicken quarters are dusted with a BBQ dry rub and smoked to delicious perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 392kcal


  • 4 chicken quarters
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or as needed)
  • ¼ cup BBQ dry rub
  • Wood chips for smoking


  • Set the chicken quarters on a rimmed baking pan and rub with olive oil, or another cooking oil. Then generously dust each side of the chicken with seasoning until fully coated.
  • Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees and add wood chips.
  • Place your seasoned chicken quarters directly on the rack, skin side up, and let smoke for 1 ½ hours, or until the final temperature check reads 165 degrees.
  • Let the chicken rest five minutes, then serve.


For a saucier chicken quarters recipes you can slather the meat in your favorite BBQ sauce before, during, or after smoking the meat.
You can use your favorite wood chips for this recipe, but Cherry fruit wood is my favorite. Pecan and apple wood are two other great options.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg