Smoked chicken thighs

    2 hours 15 min

    This recipe creates a full of flavour smoked chicken thigh that the whole family will love.


    Washington, United States
    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 8 chicken thighs
    • 4 tablespoons favourite chicken rub or herb blend, or to taste
    • 200g butter
    • 125ml BBQ sauce
    • 60ml apple juice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Check the chicken and remove and excess skin, bone shards and/or veins. Trim to create a clean presentation.
    2. Sprinkle the rub on the chicken and set aside in the fridge while you prepare the smoker and butter, about 45 minutes.
    3. Set and light the smoker with a mild wood like apple or cherry chunks. Preheat to between 95 to 100 degrees C. Melt the butter in a disposable foil tray.
    4. Place the chicken in the melted butter; the butter should come about halfway up the side of the chicken. Adjust by adding more melted butter if required.
    5. Place in smoker and cook slowly at this low temperature for about 1 hour. Check the internal temperature, it should be at least 74 degrees C.
    6. Combine the BBQ sauce and apple juice then heat until warm. Add this to the chicken either by brushing on, or you can dip the whole piece of chicken into the sauce and return to the foil tray.
    7. Return to the smoker for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the sauce to set on the chicken.

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