Smoked Chicken Thighs
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.
8 mediumchicken thighs
2 tspsea salt
1 tspgranulated sugar (i used brown sugar)
1 tspdried oregano
1 tspdried basil
1 tspdried thyme
1 tsponion powder
1 tspgarlic powder
1/2 tspcracked black pepper
·water soaked wood chips, i used mesquite
How to Make Smoked Chicken Thighs
- Mix up the spices and herbs and season the thighs with the mixture. I left this sit over night in the fridge.
- 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.
- 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.
- You can brush some butter over the finished thighs for an added taste treat.