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Spanish Mexican Inspired Smoked Chicken


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My husband had been eyeballing a new Spanish Mexican inspired chicken recipe for over a week.  He’d planned to try it over the Labor Day holiday but unfortunately, he didn’t get a chance.  My daughter had a teen club BBQ come up last weekend and he took that opportunity to finally make the chicken.  It was delicious.  We brought about 50 drumsticks to the BBQ and they were all gone in less than 30 minutes.  It’s safe to say that they were a major hit!

The Process

Here’s a little about the process.  He purchased 5 pounds of drumsticks and a variety of seasonings.  He made a rub with the seasonings.  The rub included:

  • Cumin
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Achiote
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Aftesmoke_hollow_smokerr the chicken was rubbed down, he smoked it for about three hours.  He placed the chicken directly onto the smoker grill shelves.  Next, he moved the chicken from the smoker to the oven to finish it off there for approximately 30 minutes on 350 degrees.  I’d asked him to set aside a few pieces for us to eat later for dinner.  I have to say that even after we reheated it, it will still pretty delicious.  The meat was very tender and the seasonings were tasted all throughout the meat.  The chicken was literally falling off of the bone. I’d love for him to cook this dish again but adding some yellow rice and corn or rice and beans.  It would be a great addition to the meal.

My husband uses the Smoke Hollow smoker and he loves it.  We’ve had it for many years.  When he cooks using it, the meat always comes out so tender and flavorful.  In addition to this smoker, he has a smoker connected to his grill but instead of using that option, he opts to use the standalone Smoke Hollow smoker every time.





  1. Ken
    September 14, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    That looks delicious. I need to try it one day!

  2. Judy
    September 14, 2018 / 5:25 pm


  3. September 15, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    We use our smoker probably a few times a month, we did smoked chicken last week. Your recipe sounds fantastic! I will share it with my husband… we may have it for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  4. September 15, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    This looks amazing! I would love be to make this for my family.

  5. September 16, 2018 / 3:46 am

    My boyfriend will love this, I’ll definitely try it out!

  6. September 16, 2018 / 8:01 am

    This chicken looks fantastic. I will tweak it as I don’t have a smoker. Thanks for sharing.

  7. September 16, 2018 / 10:26 am

    Yum I will have to share this will my grill master “egghead” husband he love a good smoker recipe. I know that smoked paprika is one os his key ingrediants that stuff makes everything good!

  8. Cassie
    September 16, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    This looks so delicious! The spices sound great too ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. September 17, 2018 / 3:08 am

    Mouthwatering! I love chicken and these chicken drumstick looks so delicious and simple. I’ll surely try this.

  10. Maria
    September 21, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much. Let me know how it turns out!

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