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Smoked "Rusty" Chicken Thighs

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I got the recipe for this marinade from Chef John at:



I doubled up his recipe, and used:


4 cloves of garlic, crushed in mortar and pestle

4 tbsp sambal oelek chili paste

3 tbsp maple syrup

4 tbsp soy sauce

6 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

4 tbsp mayonnaise

1/2 tbsp coarse ground black pepper

1/2 tbsp kosher salt


Chef John uses this marinade on boneless skinless chicken thighs and grills each side, I have tried this several times and always love the way this marinade smells when it hits a hot grill. I decided to use thighs with skin and I seared them skin side down over medium hot heat for about 5 minutes and then smoked them with cherry wood around 275-300 for 1 hr 15 mins until they were cooked to 180IT.






This marinade goes well with cherry smoke, and this is some of the best chicken skin I have ever made. I will use this recipe to sear and smoke chicken again, and soon!

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Love them chicken thighs........ Yours looks great..............icon14.gif

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Nice looking Thighs , RHC. drool.gif . Yer makin me yern for some Chicken.


Some nice crusty skin , I like the dark spots . the Soy makes it taste so good.


 some Skinless Breast ,


Cobby's 25th party-----Fajitas SMF 020.JPGThighs in the marinade ,


Cobby's 25th party-----Fajitas SMF 017.JPG onto the grill


Cobby's 25th party-----Fajitas SMF 038.JPG getting close...


Wrapped in a  Tortilla with some Pico and Sour Creama.


Thanks for reminding me , it's time for some more ...


Have fun and as always ...

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