Finger Lickin' Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Chicken

Wes Fryer
Some of the best backyard smoked chicken you'll ever taste!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American




  • Pre-Heat your wood pellet smoker to 400 degrees F.
  • With your gloves on, skin the chicken quarters.
  • Spray a light coating of canola oil on each side.
  • Use a tea spoon to sprinkle a light coating of seasoning over both sides of the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. (No flip required)
  • Remove from the heat and enjoy!


Keyword bbq, chicken,, smoker
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Thanks to my friend and teaching colleague, Jill Rumbaugh, I learned about the amazing “Kickin’ Chicken Finger Lickin” seasoning rub several years ago, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a simple recipe for cooking chicken quarters, but you can use this spice rub on any type of chicken. Chicken thighs (bone-in or boneless) and chicken quarters are my favorite parts of a chicken to grill, but it’s tasty with any part! I recommend using a spray Canola or olive oil as a binder, before sprinkling on the rub. Cook 45 minutes at 400 degrees F on a wood pellet smoker and you should be good-to-go! Be sure to also check out my instructional video about this recipe!

Kickin’ Chicken Finger Lickin’ Spice Rub” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer
Finger Lickin’ Chicken” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer
Finger Lickin’ Chicken with roasted broccoli and boiled red cabbage” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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