Smoked Chicken Thighs - Sweet and Spicy
Smoked Chicken Thighs are a favorite! Adding a sweet and spicy rub makes these finger licking good.
- 5 each Chicken Thighs (Skin on)
- ½ cup KC BBQ Rub Enough to cover the Chicken
- Olive Oil
Trim the chicken such that the dangly bits are all off. Trim off excess detached skin. We are looking for a clean looking chicken.
Poke the chicken through the skin in several places using a fork, or a jaccard tool if you have one.
Pat the chicken as dry as you can with a paper towel.
Apply a small amount of oil or melted butter to the skin.
Roll the thigh such that it is as uniform shape and thickness as possible.
Sprinkle the KC BBQ Rub all over, top and bottom.
Preheat your smoker or grill to 300 degrees F.
Place your tightly rolled thighs on the grates, indirect side, with at least 1" of space in between.
Cook until internal thigh temperature is 175 degrees F (approx 1.5-2.5 hrs depending on thigh size). Let it rest for 10 min, un-tented, prior to serving.
You could: Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce in the last 5-10 degrees of cook. A nice uniform thin layer and then walk away. This will add about 20 min to the cook. Serve.
You could: When thighs are about 170 degrees, put them on a hot grill or under a broiler, skin side to heat. About 5 minutes.