chix thighs?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by twistertail, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I have never bought them before so not sure what a good price is but my wife bought a pack yesterday for .79/lb, if that is a REALLY good deal I'll stop and get more today. I have never done them and just bought some split chicken breast to try cause my wife said she didnt want to eat the thighs, well I guess for .79/lb she decided she would try them[​IMG]
  2. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a good price to me and I'd take thighs over breasts any day.
  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I've seen in my area thigh and drumstick for as low as .49 lb. I'm a breast man myself..but I"ll handle a thigh or two
  4. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I have seen the chix quaters for .49/lb and want to give them a try some time also.
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thighs are great, better taste than the breast. When I make chicken and sausage gumbo.....thighs it is. Great for grilling or smoking. Good luck!
  6. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    That's a pretty good price on thighs... sale prices here usually run 'round .99 a lb. Usually have to get outside metro ATL to find lower prices.

    They're often on our dinner menu... marinated for the day, in the toaster oven for about 30-35 minutes. Always great to toss on the grill for guests as well.
  7. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah that's a good hit in my neigborhood. I also like the thighs, has more of a fat content than chicken boobs. Bone in thighs take a little longer to cook than boobs, but they don't dry out as easliy. If you peel the skin an remove the bone their just as good and take less time to cook.
  8. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    what is a good mild wood yall use to smoke thighs. iv got some hickory- but im looking for something else. im in pecan country. i guess i should just try that. any other ideas?
  9. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chicken + Pecan = HEAVEN!!! [​IMG]
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man, I remember when I first moved here ('01) where I live now. .19 cents a lb [​IMG] Couldn't believe it. Now we see .49 to .52 cents a lb most of the time for the sales.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in agreement with Icruzen.
  12. jermz

    jermz Newbie

    Not a bad price at all, I think I paid 0.89/lb the other day. I actually have grown to like them more lately. I used to be a strictly white meat kinda guy but after cooking some thighs on the grill marinted in Mojo I was hooked.

    My wife also uses the thighs for Chicken Caciatorri, and they come out great. Next stop for the pack of thighs I have in the freezer now is ...

    THE SMOKER!!! I'm gonna rub them with some lemon pepper and smoke them with some pecan wood. Hopefully they turn out good.
  13. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Do you guys de-bone them or cut the skin off of them or just leave then how they are?
  14. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When it comes to chicken parts I'm a griller. Skin on, bone in, rubbed and grilled over lump on the Weber Kettle. Nice and juicey with crispy skin.
  15. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    F- Yea! did some theighs the other day... MONEY! here's some q-view

    TBS YO! get with it...

    And here's a different time... straight-up ECB Yall! Who knows about that?
  16. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Leave the way they are. Rub, marinate whatever you want. If the skin is soft, just crisp them up on the grill if you eat the skin, otherwise just chuck the skin, the meat will be tender and juicy!

    Good luck!
  17. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Brine them over night then rinse, pat dry, rub with your favorite rub making sure you out some rub under the skin. smoke at 250 until internal temp is 170 then enjoy they will be juicy and tasty.

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