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Smoked Peppered Chicken

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  • 1 Cup jalapeño jelly or red pepper jelly

  • 1 Cup water

  • 4 chicken legs

  • Traeger Chicken Rub

  • chili powder

  • 1

    Combine the jelly and water in a sauce pan and simmer on the stove top for about 10 minutes or until it reaches a medium-thick consistency.

    • 1 Cup jalapeño jelly or red pepper jelly

    • 1 Cup water

  • 2

    Season the chicken quarters with the Chicken Rub and chili powder.

    • 4 chicken legs

    • As Needed Traeger Chicken Rub

    • As Needed chili powder

  • 3

    Start the Traeger and preheat to 300 degrees F, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F

  • 4

    Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 15 minutes, lid closed.

    300 ˚F

  • 5

    Baste the chicken legs with the pepper syrup. Turn the legs over and baste every 15 minutes for 30 minutes.

    300 ˚F

  • 6

    Switch the setting to Smoke and smoke for 1 hour.
  • 7

    Switch back to 300 degrees F for the last 15 minutes, or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, to finish the glaze. Remove and serve while hot. Enjoy!

    300 ˚F

    165 ˚F

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