How long to smoke chicen legs and breasts

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dwella, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. dwella

    dwella Newbie

    Hi guys was wondering how long to smoke the above at about 250? I was thinking 2 hours I have just legs and 3 breasts that I am going to whip up for the grand kids. Thanks in advance.

  2. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    two hours should be ok,just keep an eye on it.

  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    About 2-3 hours is usually what it takes me do smoke chicken.
    If you can you want to cook at a higher temp than normal, shoot for 275-325 or smoke regular and hit it with some high heat the last 20 minutes or so, that way your skin won't turn out "rubbery"
    As always, go by temp not time
  4. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go to internal temp of 170. FDA says i think 165 but it seems a bit low to this old timer.
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with Rick, I do 170° with all my poultry. With brinin I ain't never had a dry piece yet.
  6. dwella

    dwella Newbie

    Thanks guys most helpful. I will let you know here shortly

  7. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'd even go 175 on the dark meat...don't you hate it when that meat right near the joint just isn't quite done enough?
  8. dwella

    dwella Newbie

    Well it turned out great. Thanks for all the info and temp wound up 177 and was very moist and tasty. Thanks again

  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Got any Qview? [​IMG]

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