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Smoked Chicken Thigh Recipe

Smoked chicken thighs in eight easy steps that’ll take around 3ish hours to make.

I originally picked this up from Mad Scientist BBQ and tweaked it a little. This formula consistently results in the best chicken thighs I have ever ingested.

  1. Liberally season skin-on chicken thighs.
  2. Smoke thighs skin side up at 200-225°f until the internal temp is in the 150s° (roughly 60-90 minutes).
  3. Increase smoker temp to 300° and continue to smoke until the internal temp is around 185° (probably 30ish minutes).
  4. Mix apple cider vinegar and your preferred BBQ sauce in a bowl so it is slightly thinner than normal BBQ sauce viscosity (ratio roughly 1:4 ACV to BBQ sauce).
  5. When the thighs reach 185ish°, dunk and flip each one in the BBQ/ACV concoction and place them back on the smoker skin side up.
  6. Continue to smoke until the sauce thickens up and looks all nice and shiny and sticky (around another 30ish minutes).
  7. Remove from the smoker and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Nom nom nom nom nom nom.

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