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BBQ Chicken Thighs

There is a reason all BBQ competitions feature thighs in the chicken category.  They are the best piece of the chicken. More flavorful and juicy.  Watch the video for a super quick "how to" run down but I have included more details below.

Chicken thighs are a good choice to cook for a crowd.  Thighs are usually available is large value packs. However, I have found that the premium "organic" products are often worth the money. 

What to do:

     

    • Grill indirect at 350 to 375. I like to use a method that adds smoke but gas grills provide good results.  Total cook will take 30 to 50 minutes.

     

    • Add sauce, optional, or additional rub if desired when chicken reaches 175 degrees or last five minutes of cooking. I like to pull around 180 for a finished temp of 185 (temp will rise around 5 degrees after being pulled from cooker). 
    •   Cap'n Tip:  So the whole key to successful grilling is the proper "cook to" temperatures.  So you gotta have a quality quick read thermometer.  We use the Thermapen® Mk4
      •  Serve hot but leftovers are good cold.



      ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4