Smoked Turkey Legs

Cook Time

150 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins




1 cup Chicken Stock

2 tbsp Pit Boss Blackened Sriracha Rub

4 Turkey Legs (Drumsticks)

Cooking Instructions

No need to wait in line, you can get tender, flavorful Smoked Turkey Legs right at home. Since turkey drumsticks are lean, injecting them with a seasoned stock adds both flavor and moisture. The legs are seasoned generously in our Pit Boss Blackened Sriracha Rub then smoked until tender. Crank up the heat for the last half of the cook to crisp up the skin and you’ve got a meal fit for a king. 

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

The sweet and savory flavors of our Pit Boss Competition Blend Pellets make them the perfect choice for this recipe.  

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss pellet grill on SMOKE mode. With the lid open, let it run for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 225°F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for low, indirect heat.
  3. Combine turkey stock with 2 teaspoons of Pit Boss Blackened Sriracha Rub.
  4. Place turkey legs on a sheet tray, then inject each with seasoned stock. Season the outside of the legs with remaining Blackened Sriracha.
  5. Place turkey legs directly on the grate of the smoking cabinet, and cook for 1 ½ hours.
  6. Increase temperature to 325°F, then transfer turkey legs to the bottom grill and cook for another 45 to 60 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 170°F.
  7. Remove turkey from the grill, allow to rest for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Special Tools

  • Meat Injector
  • Sheet Tray

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

For extra crispy skin, crank of the temp to 400°F after the legs reach 165°F internal temperature. Open the Flame Broiler Plate and char the legs until crispy and brown.

Diet Info

  • Low Carb

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