First time chicken thighs - with Q/View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by texasgal81, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. So I usually do whole chickens, but I couldn't pass up the buy one, get one free on these thighs. Did a little searching on this site and got some ideas. I put rub on both sides, then I ended up starting them skin down in pans with a stick of butter and half can of chicken broth in each. I was planning on cooking at around 300 or more but the smoker wouldn't cooperate...thinking because of the pans. I did two hours on 250-275 in the pans, then took them out of the pans and put them on the grates skin side up. After about 20 mins, I put a mixture of bbq sauce, water, and rub on the top of half. Then put in some bacon wrapped asparagus. I'll post more pics when they are done.




     
  2. Chicken's done! Left side is just butter/rub, right is with one coat of the bbq sauce mix. Can't wait to try it!

     
  3. Chicken is flavorful & juicy. Asparagus is as good as always.

     
  4. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    They look delicious, but just wondering why would you start them in a pan rather than right on the grate? 
     
  5. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    What do you do with the asparagus after you eat the bacon?[​IMG]
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good! And +1^^^^
     
  7. I was looking for ways to keep them moist & flavorful. Also, it was supposed to keep the skin from being rubbery. Just some ideas I saw on here. They we're definitely moist & full of flavor and the skin wasn't rubbery. I may try straight grate next time as I usually don't pan anything and see how it goes.
     
  8. Haha. I have to have some kind of veggies and these are great on the smoker.
     
  9. Thanks b-one!
     
  10. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    asparagus is great on the grill coated in olive oil with lots of salt and pepper.
     
  11. I did that with these, then wrapped in bacon and on the smoker. I don't have a grill so I just use the smoker. Not supposed to have open flame on the apt patio.
     
  12. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    I like to make a little boat with asparagus, olive oil, butter (yes both, butter for a different flavor), LOTS of garlic (fresh and/or powdered), and pancetta...my wife loves that.
     

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