chicken thighs

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scott edwards

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Jun 19, 2012
Emporia, KS
I'm going to smoke some chicken thighs, this weekend, and I'm thinking about soaking them in brine.  I've never done this, so any suggestions?  I'm only going to be smoking enough for two people, if that helps.
Thanks.  I think I found the one I will use, right after I posted this.  I did a search for brines, and found a good one.
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I got this off of The Meatwave.  I think I will leave the molasses out.
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
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Let us know how it turns out ! :grilling_smilie: Thumbs Up. I'am sure ya will nail it ! WHB

Here's the finished product.  Unfortunately, I had to finish them up in the oven.  It was really windy, today, so my smoker was having trouble keeping the right temp.  They sure were good, though.  I made some white BBQ sauce, and it was pretty darn tasty.   
I didn't brush the sauce on, I dunked the thighs in it, after I took them off of the pit.  There is also a recipe for the brine I used on this site.
I substituted the molasses with fresh clover honey, marinated boneless skinless thighs for 4 hours and then smoked them for 1hr 45 min @ 275 degrees. I used a combo of hickory and apple chips....they turned out PERFECT! :yahoo:
I like the honey substitution idea. I want to do some thighs this weekend myself, and this sounds just like what I am looking for. Thanks for sharing! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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