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Chicken Thighs On Pellet Grill Recipe

Since we recently purchased a new pellet grill, I have been eager to try out Chicken Thighs On Pellet Grill this New Year. I decided to give this new appliance a try and cook chicken thighs. Because it combines a smoker, grill, and convection oven into one unit, this outdoor cooking equipment was a big hit. It utilizes wood pellets to generate heat and provide a smoky flavor to the chicken. Throughout the more than ten years I have been cooking, I have not come across any better equipment than this. It’s just fantastic.

Chicken Thighs On Pellet Grill


What is so special about the chicken thighs on the pellet grill Recipe?

There is nothing better I can offer my kids than cooking them chicken thighs on a pellet grill, especially during this Christmas season. Cooking chicken thighs on a pellet grill makes the chicken tender, juicy, and full of smoky flavor, making it a popular choice for my kids. It is a quick and easy recipe. All you need are chicken thighs, olive oil, and seasonings for marination. That’s it! The important thing about cooking on the pellet grill is that it offers consistent and even heat distribution due to the convection mode in the pellet grill. Just at the right temperature, pellets can produce crispy skin on chicken thighs due to the uniform cooking of the chicken.

chicken thighs on the pellet grill Ingredients?

How to Make Chicken Thighs On Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time10-15 Minutes
Cooking Time20-25 Minutes
Total Time35-45 Minutes

The preparation time and cooking time of the chicken thighs on the pellet grill can vary. The prep time takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, which includes washing and patting the chicken thighs dry. The marination of the thighs takes time, from a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of overnight. Reheating the pallet grill takes another 10 to 15 minutes.

The cooking time of the chicken thighs on the pellet grill takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes. To know that your chicken is done, check that the ideal temperature is around 165°F (74°C) for the thickest part of the meat. Please refer to the below ingredients and step-by-step instructions for the recipe.

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • Temperature Monitoring: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) at the thickest part of the meat. This is a reliable temperature for the chicken thighs to be properly cooked.
  • Marination: Before grilling on pellets, the chicken should be marinated. The ingredients of the marinade can vary depending on you; however, you can add yogurt to the marinade to make it more delicious.
  • Sauce Glazing: Use a BBQ sauce or glaze towards the end of the cooking process, before the final few minutes of cooking for extra taste.
  • Resting: Rest the cooked chicken thighs for a few minutes before serving. This will enhance the flavors, making it much more juicer.
Chicken Thighs On Pellet Grill

Chicken Thighs on Pellet Grill Recipe


This Chicken Thighs on Pellet Grill is the perfect dish for my kids. Here’s the basic recipe to make them.



Prepare the Chicken Thighs:

  • Rinse the chicken thighs under cold water and pat them dry.
  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper or your preferred seasoning mix. Optionally, add herbs or spices according to your taste preferences. Let the thighs sit in the seasoning for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.

Preheat the Pellet Grill:

  • Preheat your pellet grill to a temperature of around 375-400°F (190-205°C).

Grilling the Chicken Thighs:

  • Let the thighs cook for approximately 25-35 minutes. Aim for a grill temperature of around 325-350°F (163-177°C) for cooking chicken thighs.
  • Continue cooking the thighs with the grill lid closed. Flip the thighs occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Check for Doneness:

  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken thighs. They should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure they are fully cooked.

Rest and Serve:

  • Allow the chicken thighs to rest for a few minutes before serving to let the juices infuse within the meat.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324kcal
Energy 0g
Protein 0g 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0g 0g
Sodium 18mg 605mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.6g 86g
Total Fat 0g 0.2g
Total Sugars 0.1g 4.4g


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Frequently Asked Questions

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the thighs. They should reach 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the meat without touching the bone.

Yes, marinades or sauces can add flavor. Apply them during the last few minutes of cooking to prevent burning, especially if the sauce contains sugars that could become hard at high temperatures.

Preheat the grill and oil them before placing the chicken thighs. Using cooking oil on the chicken itself can also help prevent sticking.

It’s generally recommended to thaw chicken thighs before grilling for more even and safe cooking. Thawing in the refrigerator overnight is the safest method.



Welcome! I’m Sumi, and I have a love for FOOD. Here, we’re all almost the pleasure of homemade delicious recipes.
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