Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs are the perfect summertime BBQ dish. They're juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. Everyone loves them!
Keyword chicken thighs, smoked, traeger
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Marinade & Preheating 3hours15minutes
Total Time 4hours
1 pellet grill smoker/ Traeger
3lbschicken thighs - I cooked 8 at the same timebone-in with skin was used
Chicken marinadelink 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/)