Jo Zimny Recipe

Smoked Chicken Thighs

By Jo Zimny EmilyJo


I bought a small metal smoker for my Weber gas grill from Wm. Sonoma and I thought I'd give it a try this weekend.

I used my grill pan instead of putting the chicken on the grill itself, I find this really helps cook the meat better and prevents burning.

These thighs turned out delicious, what a wonderful flavour. I used Mesquite chips to smoke my thighs; the flavor is very subtle. It added such a delicious flavor, even hubby said, "these are good!" I know they are good when he comments.

I used this recipe to enhance the flavor of the chicken even further, it was perfect. I hope you try this. I can't wait to try other meats, fish and veggies too.


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Serves:
8
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Ingredients

8 medium
chicken thighs
2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
granulated sugar (i used brown sugar)
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper
wood smoker
water soaked wood chips, i used mesquite
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix up the spices and herbs and season the thighs with the mixture. I left this sit over night in the fridge.
2
Place the thighs in the gas grill and smoke the at 225-250'F. In about an hour turn the meat over. You will need to replace the wood in the smoker, take all the old stuff out and use new.
3
Check the temperature of the thighs after 2 hours. If they are at 180'F they done cooking. If not continue on until they are done. This can take 2-5 hours.
4
You can brush some butter over the finished thighs for an added taste treat.
5
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #SMOKED, #thighs
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    Jo Zimny EmilyJo - Jun 11, 2011
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    Jo Zimny EmilyJo - Jun 11, 2011
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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 11, 2011
    Jo, sounds really delicious...
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    Jo Zimny EmilyJo - Jun 12, 2011
    Robin, since this was my first attempt at smoking I wasn't sure what would happen. But, it did work. The chicken was tender, juicy and had just a hint of smokey flavor which is what I was going for. Had a piece today and the flavor is a little more pronounced. Shared it with our handyman and he said it was delicious, he's a real fan of my cooking even the Vegan things I do sometimes. So I deem this first attempt a real success. I'll try another type of wood next time, maybe hickory, though i'd like to get my hands on some apple or cherry too, have to go on a quest to see if I can find some of those.
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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 12, 2011
    It sounds really heavenly!..I need to buy me a grill, but I live in a small apartment that does not have patios..We have some in the courtyard here, so I should give it a try out there...