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Juicy Grilled Chicken Thighs


3 servings


20 mins


The best and juiciest grilled chicken thighs you'll ever make, with a marinade of homemade dry rub and liquid smoke. The chicken thighs are so moist and delicious!


– 1 1/2 lbs bone in chicken thighs (5 small thighs) – ▢2 1/2 tablespoons homemade dry rub – ▢1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke – ▢1 tablespoon olive oil (for grilling)

Step 1

– Score the bottom part of the chicken thighs lengthwise with a few slits. This will make sure that the marinade ingredients get inside the chicken meat.

Step 2

Marinate the chicken thighs with homemade dry rub and liquid smoke. Stir to combine well.

Step 3

– Grill the chicken thighs on direct heat at 300°F (150°C), about 2 minutes on each side, with the skin side down first. Turn the chicken thighs a couple of times to avoid burning. Baste the chicken with olive oil while grilling.

Step 4

Move the chicken thighs to the side of the grill without direct heat and barbeque the chicken. Cover the gas grill and continue to barbeque the chicken thighs for about 6-8 minutes. The hot air in the grill will BBQ and cook the chicken and will retain the juice.

Step 5

– The grilling time depends on the size of the thighs, but the internal temperature should be 165°F (75°C) when it's completely cooked through. Serve hot with your favorite hot sauce.

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