BBQ Chicken


50% mix of salt and pepper.  1/2 cup of each should do, if not simply mix more.

1 pan or flat of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 6 – 7 pounds but I have a large family.  Purchase less if you cannot consume that much.

Your favorite BBQ sauce.  I recommend this sauce.


 Recommended Equipment list

Cutting board

Knife from a really good and fairly priced knife set

BBQ cooking accessories



Brine mixture.

1 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of sea salt

1 gallon of water



I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs and they work great for me.  Simply mix the brine and place the appropriate amount of chicken and brine into a large bag, seal, and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.  I prefer overnight.

Let chicken sit at room temperature prior to cooking.  Set smoker to 225 – 250 degrees F and allow to attain temperature.  Shake desired amount of salt/pepper mix on chicken and simply place chicken on the grill and turn about :30 -:45 minutes into the cook.  The perfect temperature to remove from the smoker is 167 degrees F.  Anywhere between 165 and 167 degrees F.  I like to see the temperature at least 165 degrees F, it is done but not overcooked and dry.  Make sure you get the chicken cooked throughout, it can be unsafe if undercooked.  I like to brush on some really good BBQ sauce and place back on the heat to caramelize the sauce onto the chicken before serving hot.

4 Comments on "BBQ Chicken"

  1. Hi there,
    Great article, I really enjoyed the reading!
    My kids and I love chicken and to be honest I’ve never tried the BBQ chicken. I will try this recipe tomorrow, and I will tell you how it goes. The ingredients are very easy to find, so it won’t be a problem to prepare this recipe.
    Thank you very much for this excellent post! I can’t wait to taste it!

    • Daniella,

      Thanks for stopping by.  I like to keep most of my recipes easy.  I am not a fan of having to “travel” outside my comfort zone to purchase items that I have never heard of.  That’s crazy.  Please try the chicken and let me know.  Please stop by again, I have many more recipes to come.  Thanks


  2. I love BBQ chicken. My dad is the grill master and I will give him this recipe. Can I leave out the salt because I am trying to reduce our sodium intake. Great tip, thanks.

    • Glad you stopped by,
      I love BBQ chicken as well, it sure takes on some smoke that gives it an amazing taste. Add a little BBQ sauce and you have a meal that is hard to beat.
      Salt can be a problem and it is something I should leave out as well, so yes, by all means, leave it out to reduce that sodium intake.
      Enjoy the chicken and please stop by anytime for more BBQ ideas.

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