Sweet Tequila Chicken Thighs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On the first cook on my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker, I made Pepper Cornbread which I have already posted. At the same time, I made some Sweet Tequila Chicken Thighs.

    The ingredients are:
    • 1 kilogram (2 pounds) chicken thighs
    • 50 ml (1/4 tablespoons) brown sugar
    • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) lime juice
    • 25 ml (3 tablespoon) rice vinegar
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) Sriracha sauce
    • 25 ml (2 tablespoon) soy sauce
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) honey
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) minced ginger
    • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) tequila
    • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) cornstarch
    • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) cold water
    • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
    • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) onion powder
    • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) garlic powder
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) pepper
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
    Mix brown sugar, lime juice, rice vinegar, Sriracha, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool. Add tequila and stir.

    Use a meat injector to inject sauce into the meat on both sides of the thigh bone for each piece.

    Sprinkle both sides of the thighs with the salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper.

    Brush both sides of the chicken with oil.

    Put the thighs in a preheated 350 F smoker or oven.


    Cook the thighs for 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes and brushing with oil.

    While the chicken is cooking, heat remaining sauce to a low boil. Mix the cornstarch in the cold water. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and cook until thickened.

    Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is over 165 F (it was 176 F when I checked).


    Take the chicken off the heat and brush with the thickened sauce.



    The Verdict

    The Louisiana Grills pellet smoker did a great job on these. The skin was crisp and bite through. I loved it. The chicken was moist and there was a sweet, sour and spicy tone from the sauce. I really liked it. Fortunately, so did She Who Must Be Obeyed. Maybe I'll stop getting the hairy eyeball over the pellet smoker.

    Disco
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Disco! Thanks for sharing! Gonna put this one on the to do list!

    POINTS!
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Disco 

    Richie
     
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yum


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  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. I do love smoked chicken.
    Thank you, Richie!
    They were tasty!
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome Chicken, Disco!![​IMG]

    Great Thread !!![​IMG]-------------------[​IMG]

    Looks like that new Smoker is treating you like a King !!!

    Thanks for showing!!

    Bear
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OH MY!  Those look great!
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Bear. I do like the new rig.
    Thanks, CB, they tasted great!
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice ,Disco . Thanks for the look , on mt to-do list ! ! !
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is your to do list getting as long as mine, Justin?

    Disco
     
  11. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty,that's a nice looking grill you got there congrats!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, B. I am having fun with it.
     
  13. great looking disco, nice twist to the chicken thang

    dannylang
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Disco, glad ya like your new Q toy ! That chicken looks very tasty !

    I sure enjoy my pellet smoker !
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Danny.
    Well, I am just a poor Canadian and had to save for mine!
     
  16. Disco saving for it makes you appreciate it, anyway all looks great from here.

    dannylang
     
  17. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Thighs look great and the Recipe sounds like one we would enjoy...JJ
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You speak truth, Danny! I actually have it pretty good and the new smoker is just a bonus.
    Thanks, Chef.
     
  19. keep on keeping on mr disco.
    dannylang
     

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