How do I get cripsy chicken legs?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by checkmarc, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. checkmarc

    checkmarc Fire Starter

    I've started using legs instead of wings because I can get them cheaper.  I marinade either regardless.  I can't get them to crisp up.  I also sauce them afterwards.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Higher temp pit, 350 min and up. If you sauce after you'll be sogging out whatever crispness you have. Unless you deep fry them then lightly sauce.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

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  4. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    What they said, or.......I have skinned them ,rubbed them, and wrapped in prosciutto. I posted a thread on prosciutto wrapped chicken legs. They turned out great! Just an idea! Happy smokin', David.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    High heat (300*F or up to 350*F , dry skin well with a rest  in the Refer, no oil or coating, before cooking and no sauce before eating.
     

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