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how to make Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs are the perfect summertime BBQ dish. They're juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. Everyone loves them!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken thighs, smoked, traeger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinade & Preheating 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 8
Calories 203kcal


  • 1 pellet grill smoker/ Traeger


  • 3 lbs chicken thighs - I cooked 8 at the same time bone-in with skin was used
  • Chicken marinade link in notes


  • Create the marinade – combine the ingredients and then pour over the chicken in a gallon freezer bag.
  • Lay flat in your fridge for at least 3 hours. You could also coat with a dry rub instead of marinating.
  • When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.
  • Arrange the chicken directly on the grill grates. Then, insert the probe into the thickest part of a chicken leg, avoiding the bone. Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 15 minutes per side. The chicken should be golden brown, and the juices should run clear.
  • Remove from the grill and let the chicken rest for 8-10 minutes before serving.


I use this chicken marinade recipe (https://www.kleinworthco.com/best-chicken-marinade/)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 393mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg