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Smoked Chicken Thighs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bwsmith_2000, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Smokers,
    The wife and I had several of the neighbors over for dinner last night. I smoked a butt with some of Fl. Jeff's finishing sauce, did some ribs and what turned out to be one of the best entrees .... some skinless boneless chicken thighs. I got the thighs at Sam's club. They were nice large ones in a tray that probably weighed about 6-7 lb. I used a recipe out of Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook (p 104). Basically, the recipe calls for marinating the thighs in italian dressing overnight, applying rub and smoking with a combo of hickory and cherry. We served several sauces on the side including a sticky red rose sauce (also in Dr. BBQ's book) and some of Fl. Jeff's mustard base sauce. It was absolutely delicious. So, if one day you're wondering what to smoke, try the chicken thighs. They were the hit of our party.
  2. An absolute delicacy in MHO! [​IMG]
  3. kennymn

    kennymn Meat Mopper

    Hi bwsmith

    I got my thigh recipe from Chatham Artillery BBQ book , pretty close to the same as yours . Next time I do chicken I'll try and get chicken quarters ( thighs & legs ) bigger pieces to work with .

    happy smoking

    h .
  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I really like chicken marinaded in Italian dressing. It is what I usually use on my chicken halves. Even if you don't marinate them I like to use it as a binder for the rub on them similiar to using mustard on ribs and stuff like some of you do. Good stuff!