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Sweet Tequila Chicken Thighs

post #1 of 19
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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

post #2 of 19
Looks great Disco! Thanks for sharing! Gonna put this one on the to do list!

POINTS!
post #3 of 19

Nice job Disco 

Richie

post #4 of 19
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post #5 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

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

POINTS!

Thanks, Case. I do love smoked chicken.

 

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Nice job Disco 

Richie

 

Thank you, Richie!

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Originally Posted by cmayna View Post

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They were tasty!

post #6 of 19

Awesome Chicken, Disco!!:drool

 

Great Thread !!!Thumbs Up-------------------:points:

 

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

 

Thanks for showing!!

 

 

Bear

post #7 of 19

OH MY!  Those look great!

post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Awesome Chicken, Disco!!:drool

 

Great Thread !!!Thumbs Up-------------------:points:

 

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

 

Thanks for showing!!

 

 

Bear

 

Thanks, Bear. I do like the new rig.

 

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Originally Posted by CrankyBuzzard View Post
 

OH MY!  Those look great!

Thanks, CB, they tasted great!

post #9 of 19
Very nice ,Disco . Thanks for the look , on mt to-do list ! ! !
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

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

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

 

Disco

post #11 of 19
Looks tasty,that's a nice looking grill you got there congrats!
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

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


Thanks, B. I am having fun with it.

post #13 of 19

great looking disco, nice twist to the chicken thang

dannylang

post #14 of 19
Awesome Disco, glad ya like your new Q toy ! That chicken looks very tasty !

I sure enjoy my pellet smoker !
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by dannylang View Post
 

great looking disco, nice twist to the chicken thang

dannylang

Thanks, Danny.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

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

I sure enjoy my pellet smoker !

Well, I am just a poor Canadian and had to save for mine!

post #16 of 19

Disco saving for it makes you appreciate it, anyway all looks great from here.

dannylang

post #17 of 19

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

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by dannylang View Post
 

Disco saving for it makes you appreciate it, anyway all looks great from here.

dannylang

You speak truth, Danny! I actually have it pretty good and the new smoker is just a bonus.

 

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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post
 

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

Thanks, Chef.

post #19 of 19
keep on keeping on mr disco.
dannylang
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