Cedar Plank Smoked Chicken Recipe

In this delicious Wood Plank Smoked Chicken Quarters Recipe, we will teach you how to BBQ the best cedar plank chicken on the kettle charcoal grill  seasoned with our CHICK’N Rub then topped with a delicious homemade spicy mango BBQ Sauce!. This mouth watering Smoked Chicken Leg Quarters recipe is easy to make on the BBQ and has amazing flavour. This is going to be a great hit at your next gathering with friends and family and a new summer favourite for sure! Take a look below to see everything you need!

DifficultyIntermediateYields1 Serving
Prep Time1 hrCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

Ingredients

 4 Chicken Leg Quarters
 Postal Barbecue CHICK’N Rub
Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce
 1 cup Ketchup
 1 cup Mango Juice
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 2 tbsp Molasses
 ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
 ½ tbsp Cayenne Pepper
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Paprika

Directions

Step #1
1

To get started with this cedar plank chicken recipe, you will first want to start by soaking your wood plank in water for 1-2 hours prior to cooking your chicken leg quarters.

With your wood plank soaked, begin to prepare your chicken legs quarters by cleaning up each piece. Do this by removing any unwanted fat as well as by removing the rib cage so that you have a nice clean bit once cooked. After the chicken quarters are trimmed up, apply your favourite BBQ Rub. On our leg quarters we used out Postal Barbecue CHICK’N Rub which goes inredible well with this recipe. If you don’t have the CHICK’N rub use whatever is your preferred BBQ rub for chicken.

Once the chicken has been seasoned with your BBQ rub on both sides, place them onto the cedar plank to prepare for cooking.

Step #2
2

With your chicken quarters prepared, it’s now time to set up your grill for cooking around 350F. To do this I lit a full chimney basket of briquettes and I got those coals mostly lit. Next, I dumped them into the grill on top of the charcoal grate and placed them over 2/3 of the bottom grate. Lastly I closed the lid and let the tempreture come up to 350F.

Once your grill is up to tempreture, place the cedar plank chicken directly over the hot zone and then close the lid and begin cooking for around 40-45 minutes. NOTE: Makes sure to work quickly and keep the lid closed so that the wood plank doesn’t continuously catch fire.

Step #3
3

While you cedar plank chicken is cooking on the grill, mix together all the ingredients for your homemade spicy mango BBQ sauce then let it simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes and then let cool down to a room tempreture.

Once the chicken quarters have reached and internal tempreture of around 175F open up the grill and quickly apply your BBQ sauce to your chicken quarters. This will give it a nice finishing look and added flavour to the leg quarters. After they have been sauced, close up the lid and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes to allow your sauce to set up. When the sauce has set up, remove the cedar plank chicken from the grill and serve!

Cedar Plank Chicken

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Ingredients

 4 Chicken Leg Quarters
 Postal Barbecue CHICK'N Rub
Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce
 1 cup Ketchup
 1 cup Mango Juice
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 2 tbsp Molasses
 ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
 ½ tbsp Cayenne Pepper
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Paprika

Directions

Step #1
1

To get started with this cedar plank chicken recipe, you will first want to start by soaking your wood plank in water for 1-2 hours prior to cooking your chicken leg quarters.

With your wood plank soaked, begin to prepare your chicken legs quarters by cleaning up each piece. Do this by removing any unwanted fat as well as by removing the rib cage so that you have a nice clean bit once cooked. After the chicken quarters are trimmed up, apply your favourite BBQ Rub. On our leg quarters we used out Postal Barbecue CHICK'N Rub which goes inredible well with this recipe. If you don't have the CHICK'N rub use whatever is your preferred BBQ rub for chicken.

Once the chicken has been seasoned with your BBQ rub on both sides, place them onto the cedar plank to prepare for cooking.

Step #2
2

With your chicken quarters prepared, it's now time to set up your grill for cooking around 350F. To do this I lit a full chimney basket of briquettes and I got those coals mostly lit. Next, I dumped them into the grill on top of the charcoal grate and placed them over 2/3 of the bottom grate. Lastly I closed the lid and let the tempreture come up to 350F.

Once your grill is up to tempreture, place the cedar plank chicken directly over the hot zone and then close the lid and begin cooking for around 40-45 minutes. NOTE: Makes sure to work quickly and keep the lid closed so that the wood plank doesn't continuously catch fire.

Step #3
3

While you cedar plank chicken is cooking on the grill, mix together all the ingredients for your homemade spicy mango BBQ sauce then let it simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes and then let cool down to a room tempreture.

Once the chicken quarters have reached and internal tempreture of around 175F open up the grill and quickly apply your BBQ sauce to your chicken quarters. This will give it a nice finishing look and added flavour to the leg quarters. After they have been sauced, close up the lid and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes to allow your sauce to set up. When the sauce has set up, remove the cedar plank chicken from the grill and serve!

Cedar Plank Chicken

Cedar Plank Smoked Chicken Recipe
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