Smoked Chicken Thighs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tom in nc, May 3, 2010.

  1. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    The Mrs. picked up a couple of packages of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and I thought I'd try the Myron Mixon cupcake chicken method. Each package contained 5 thighs so I had 10 in total. I rubbed them with olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper. I took a couple of 6 cup disposable muffin tins and punched a few holes in the bottom of each cup. Then I rubbed the sides and bottom of each cup with some butter. I stuffed the chicken thighs into the muffin trays and then smoked them with a couple of small chunks of apple and cherry wood. When the thighs hit 150* I started mopping them with Bill's Black Label BBQ Sauce. It's got a great peppery taste. I hit them with the sauce again at 160* and then finished them with another coating once they hit 170*.

    They turned out so moist and tender. I'll be doing this one again soon! Now for a few pics.

    Thighs ready for the olive oil, salt & pepper...


    Season thighs stuffed into the muffin tins...


    Thighs on the smoker...


    First tray of thighs finished first and were in the oven keeping warm. Here is the second tray of thighs all sauced and ready for dinner...


    Thanks for looking. [​IMG]
     
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks very yummy great job,
     
  3. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you know what, ive been seeing more and more of these, you pushed me over the edge im doing them this weekend
    maybe ill inject em with some louisiana wing sauce for some heat
     
  4. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good job on them thighs. Looked like meaty cupcakes.
     
  5. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dang, Tom - I gotta toss you some [​IMG]for this one... never would have though of that, and it does look tasty. Maybe a little bacon on the bottom...

    I'll be trying this one.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Lord I was sweating for a moment. I thought you ruined Mamma's good pan's. [​IMG]
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Those look great nice job [​IMG]
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great...[​IMG]
     
  9. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKing GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD[​IMG]
     
  10. Excellent work. Real tasty looking.
     
  11. jjjonz

    jjjonz Newbie

    man those look tasty.........I hope Myron doesn't find out about those muffin pans.....lol.Good job.
    I've been wanting to try that.
     
  12. suthrngrllr

    suthrngrllr Fire Starter

    Those do look tasty. I'm gonna have to try that, also.
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now those look mighty good and I'm not sure that moron mixion could do them that good. So put them into a box wih some tree leaves and you could score high with the judges. The wife and family.
     
  14. I think I am going to try the thighs this weekend!!!
     
  15. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the replies guys.  I've made these numerous times over the past year and they've always been a huge hit.  When you pull the chicken out of the cupcake tins, they retain the cupcake shape - which is nice for presentation.
     
  16. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    I like it! I REALLY like it! Nice job, never saw this before.
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don't know how I missed this post, but that is a fantastic idea. I have to try that. Those thighs look incredible! 
     
  18. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

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  19. That is way cool!!! Thanks for sharing. Great job!!!
     
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Grreat looking smoke. I need to try those soon
     

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