How To Grill Chicken Thighs On A Big Green Egg

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When it comes to grilling chicken thighs you have 2 solid options, bone in or boneless.  Both options are good and provide excellent flavor.  Choose the boneless option to save some cooking time, around half the amount of bone in.

How To Grill Chicken Thighs On A Big Green Egg

Choose the bone in option for a bit more flavor and some extra juicy chicken.  Either way, you win! Try it today on your Big Green Egg!

Yield: 6 chicken thighs

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes – Boneless  |  15-20 Minutes – Bone In

Cook Temp: 450˚ - Direct Heat

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Measure     Ingredient                                                      Prep Notes     
1 ½ lb           Chicken Thighs, Bone In                                                              
1 ½ lb           Chicken Thighs, Boneless                            
2 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                 
4 tbsp           Cluck Rub, 5280 Culinary
1-2 tbsp        Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary                             

 Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well in the center of the lump and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
Heat to temp of 450˚ and adjust lower and upper vents to hold at 450˚
While grill is heating up – prep chicken thighs as follows
Place in Mixing Bowl
Add light oil to coat chicken
Season to taste with Cluck Rub
Mix well to combine and adjust seasoning as needed
Allow to sit on the counter while grill reaches cooking temperature
Burp Big Green Egg and Open dome
Add chicken – MEAT or BONE side down first, add towards center, but not directly in the center of the grill grate
Grill on the first side for 4-5 minutes (boneless) or 8-10 minutes (bone in), turn chicken over, move to the more indirect part of the grill grate and grill the second side for 4-5 minutes (boneless) or 8-10 minutes (bone in), or until desired doneness is reached
**** If desired, Glaze during the last 3 minutes of cooking with BBQ Sauce or Honey
Using tongs, remove chicken from the grill and bring into the kitchen.  Allow to rest for 2-3 minutes
When done, properly cool chicken down, uncovered.  When cooled completely, cover and store
Shelf life is 2 days for fully cooked chicken– use leftovers for tacos, burritos or a quick heat and go chicken sandwich.  Discard chicken after 2 days if un-used

Shopping List

Big Green Egg, Large                                                            Ace SKU – 8797946
Charcoal, Big Green Egg                                                      Ace SKU – 8697104
Big Green Egg, EGGniter                                                     Ace SKU - 8695330
Thermometer, Big Green Egg                                            Ace SKU – 8025749
Published on 3/8/2021.
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