Bacon-wrapped Chicken Legs

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6-10       Chicken legs (drumsticks)
1 L          Apple Juice
2 TB       Salt
3            Jalapeno’s – 2 sliced, 1 diced
6-10       Bacon strips – thin
3-4 TB   House of Q House Rub
1 cup     House of Q Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

To start, dissolve the salt in the apple juice and add the sliced jalapeno’s.  Immerse the chicken legs in the brine and put in the fridge for a couple of hours.

BBQ Spice baconwrapped-chicken-legs-rubbed 300x300 72Once brined, trim each drumstick so they will stand on the cut end. Wrap a slice of bacon around the chicken leg and if needed, use a toothpick to skewer the bacon onto the leg.  Coat all sides with House Rub.

Prepare your grill for indirect cooking over medium heat and add a smoke pack if you would like extra flavor.  Place the chicken on the “off” side and close the lid.

Grill roast until the legs reach about 140-150 F internal temperature (somewhere around 30-40 minutes).  Make sure the bacon has rendered onto the leg…  that’s the clue! It will look dry, somewhat crusty and the bacon rendering onto the chicken.

Put the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce and the diced jalapenos into a pot and warm.  Take each chicken leg and dip into the sauce then place back on the grill.  Close the lid and cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 170 F.  Remember to check if the bacon is crisped up too!  Enjoy!

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