Smoked Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Maureen Modified: September 16, 2021
Smoked Chicken Thighs Recipe

How To Make Smoked Chicken Thighs

Enjoy succulent bites of these tender smoked chicken thighs, made with a delectable sweet and smoky spice rub, for a richer and more flavorful dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 2lbschicken thighs,bone in, skin on
  • 2tbspBBQ spice rub
  • 1cupBBQ sauce


  1. Preheat an electric smoker to 250 degrees F. Add applewood chips to the smoker.

  2. Coat the chicken thighs with the rub, making sure to get the spices both on top of and underneath the skin.

  3. Place the chicken in the smoker. Cook for 2½ to 3 hours or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the thighs.

  4. Be sure to check the smoker occasionally to see if the wood chips need to be refilled.

  5. Brush the barbecue sauce over the chicken, then cook for an additional 10 minutes.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 416.13kcal
  • Fat: 25.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.81g
  • Fiber: 0.43g
  • Sugar: 15.84g
  • Protein: 25.37g
  • Cholesterol: 148.17mg
  • Sodium: 612.01mg
  • Calcium: 26.31mg
  • Potassium: 419.03mg
  • Iron: 1.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 40.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.29mg
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