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smoked boneless chicken thighs

Smoked Boneless Chicken Thighs

Learn how to smoke perfect Boneless Chicken Thighs with this easy to follow recipe. Dry rubbed and slow cooked, these Smoked boneless chicken thighs are an awesome treat for dinner.
Course BBQ, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword smoked boneless chicken thighs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Keegan


  • 4 Chicken Thighs two per person or more
  • 2 Tablespoon of Good Lov'n Rub or Sweet Lov'n Rub


  1. Remove thigh bones
  2. Check for any rough cartilage after removing bone. Remove if needed.
  3. Rinse and dry each chicken thigh
  4. Apply rub to all parts of the thigh, evenly coated
  5. Tie up with butcher twine to keep the thighs nice and compact
  6. Heat the grill/smoker to 350 F and setup for indirect heat
  7. Put a chunk or small handfull of apple wood or cherry wood on the coals before putting chicken on the grill. 

  8. Place chicken on the grill, skin side up. Cook for 20 minutes, then flip skin side down. Finish with the skin side up for 20 minutes.  Cook for 1 hour or until the skin starts to become slightly crispy. 

  9. Remove the butchers twine. Heat the grill to medium high heat.  Grill over medium to high direct heat, turning every 1-2 minutes until the skin is nice and crispy

  10. Let cool for 5-10 minutes and serve. Glaze with BBQ sauce or leave dry if you want to preserve the crispy skin.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time can vary depending on the size of thighs. Check internal temperature for 165 F if needed.