Smoking boneless chicken thighs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokymcsmokster, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. smokymcsmokster

    smokymcsmokster Fire Starter

    Can anyone direct me to what temperature to smoke thighs at? 300? And at around how long? Thanks!
  2. They don't need low and slow. I do mine at 275 and have remote probe in. Go to 165 IT. I have also wanted to know time but have learned there are to many variables. So don't go by time but I think minr took 1.5 to 2 hours. I went with 275 instead of 300 as I wanted a little more time leeway.
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't check internal but rather go by time but would say thighs are around 180, you get some good rendering taking them up a bit higher.

    Lower heat (250 - 275) + longer time more fat renders.

    Use a dry rub as well to aid in a better bite thru skin. Dry rubs do better with lower heat.

    trim your thighs, pull the skin up a bit, trim fatty part of skin, pull skin back around thigh, poke with fork and pour boiling water slowly over skin right before cooking.



    grilled direct heat (infrared)


  4. Time is subjective.  Mine usually take 2 hours at 275F.  I look at Internal Temp more than anything.  Dark meat is IT of 170.....I pull at 165 and let rest to reach 170.


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