Wood Smoked Turkey Legs (Stove Top Smoker)

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

! DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STOVE TOP SMOKER! This is a great sweet tasting turkey. Every one I have ever made this for has loved it--even people that do not like turkey or just don't like dark meat!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 turkey legs
  • 4 tablespoons dry rub seasonings
  • 14 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons wood chips


  1. USE Maple, Apple, and or Cherry Wood Chips.
  2. Clean the legs under cold water. Pat legs dry cover legs in dry rub. Store in refrigerator for approximately 2 hours.
  3. Take legs out of refrigerator add a mixture of dry rub and 1/4 cup of apple juice. Pour over legs and refrigerate for another 22 hours, flipping the legs every 2-4 hours to marinate the legs evenly. You don't have to wake up and take care of them overnight.
  4. Set up your stove top smoker with 1/2 the wood chips. Place the turkey legs on the rack leaving as much space between each leg as possible and not touching the sides.
  5. Close the lid tightly and place over medium heat for 1 hour.
  6. Carefully open the top--do not burn yourself--remove legs.
  7. Put additional wood chips in, making sure when you put the turkey legs back in to have them flipped over from where they were when originally cooked; close smoker.
  8. Cook for the remaining hour on medium heat.
  9. Let cool down a bit. Served warm or cold, it is such a treat--the sweet taste of home smoked turkey!