Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

Meaty, juicy, and flavorful, there are few things as easy and delicious as Smoked Chicken Thighs. Pass the napkins because this is a roll-up-your-sleeves and dig-in kind of meal! 


- Bone-in skin on chicken thighs - Salt - Chicken Rub - BBQ Sauce


Prep the Chicken: Pat chicken dry. 5 lbs Bone-in skin on chicken thighs. Arrange on wire rack over baking sheet Sprinkle liberally with salt and spices.

Allow to sit in the fridge for 1 hour before you grill. Prep the Pellet Smoker: Prep pellet smoker for 350 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates.

Smoke the Chicken Thighs: Arrange chicken on the cooler side of your grill skin side up. Close the lid. 

Cook 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken thighs reach 180 to 190F with an instant read thermometer, rotating the position of each thigh halfway through so that all pieces are being cooked evenly.

Sear: Remove the chicken from the grill and increase the heat to sear. Meanwhile, lightly brush the chicken in the BBQ sauce.

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