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Smoked Chicken Thighs

Tender smoked chicken thighs with a homemade seasoning and sticky BBQ sauce finish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Chicken Thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 lbs bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ Chicken Rub
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ c. Barbecue sauce


  • Preheat pellet grill to 275 degrees. We used competition blend pellets in the pellet grill.
  • Trim off any excess skin on chicken thighs. Rub olive all over chicken thigh then sprinkle BBQ Chicken rub so it coats the chicken.
  • Place chicken thighs on smoker skin side up. Insert temperature probe into thickest part of chicken thigh. Close pellet grill lid and smoke at 275 degrees for about 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Baste chicken with BBQ sauce and smoke for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from smoker and let rest for 5 minutes. Then serve!


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg