Smoked Chicken Quarters

Instead of grilling, try smoking the Chicken Quarters this time. Use these few simple tips from BBQ Pit Boys - they’ll come out tender and moist every time.

The ingredients you'll need:

  • Chicken Quarters – 6-8, 1 ¼ lb. each
  • Plastic Bag – 2 ½ gallon
  • Italian Dressing – 1 bottle
  • BBQ Sauce – 1 bottle

Ingredients for Marinade:

  • Canola Oil – 2 cups
  • Vinegar – ¼ cup
  • Italian Seasoning – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1 tsp.
  • Beer or water – 2 Tbsp.



  • Wash and dry each piece of chicken
  • Trim fat off but leave skin on
  • Place chicken in a large baggie
  • Combine ingredients of marinade in a bowl
  • Stir in bottle of Italian dressing
  • Pour marinade into plastic baggie
  • Seal bag and rotate until well mixed
  • Place bag of chicken in refrigerator for at least 6-8 hours


  • Bring smoker temperature to 275-300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place leg quarters on smoker for one hour
  • After one hour rotate chicken for even cooking
  • Cook for another hour then flip so skin side is facing down
  • Smoke for another 30 minutes
  • Remove chicken from grill and place in a large bowl
  • Cover chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Place chicken back on smoker, skin side up for another 30 minutes
  • Sauce again
  • Continue to cook until skin reaches desired doneness


  • Remove from smoke and allow to rest for a few minutes


  • . Serve with potato salad, baked beans, and corn on the cob

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!!


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