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BBQ Chicken Thighs

BBQ Chicken Thighs

By Traeger Kitchen

Classic BBQ chicken thighs are juicy and tender when they're infused with wood-fired flavor. Serve at your backyard BBQ with baked beans and chilled beer.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

35 Minutes




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
To Taste salt and ground black pepper
To Taste Traeger Chicken Rub


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    While grill is heating, trim excess fat and skin from chicken thighs. Season with a light layer of salt and pepper then a layer of Traeger Chicken Rub.

    • 6  bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

    • To Taste salt and ground black pepper

    • To Taste Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 3

    Place chicken thighs on the grill grate and cook for 35 minutes. Check internal temperature, chicken is done at 165℉, but there is enough fat that they will stay moist at an internal temperature of 180℉ and the texture is better.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

  • 4

    Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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