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Two turkey thighs on a grill grate inside a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker
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Smoked Turkey Thighs

Smoke turkey thighs in a smoker, pellet smoker, charcoal grill, or gas grill at an internal temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit until they reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prep Time4 hrs
Active Time2 hrs
Total Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Turkey Thighs
Yield: 4 people
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Smoker or Gas Grill with wood chips

Materials

  • 2 Turkey Thighs 1.5 to 2 lbs

Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Season turkey thighs with dry rub for 4 hours and up to 12 hours before smoking. Make sure to put the dry rub underneath the skin on the meat and on the skin itself.
    Two raw turkey thighs with dry rub applied on top and underneath its skin in a baking dish
  • Preheat your grill or smoker to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit. If using a gas grill, make an aluminum foil packet of wood chips with holes punched in it and set them on top of one of the burners to smoke. If using a charcoal grill, take a fist-size chunk of wood chips or chunks and place them on the lit charcoal.
    Two turkey thighs with temperature probes inserted and an ambiet temperature probe tracking the temperature of a smoker
  • Place thighs on the grill or smoker and insert a meat temperature probe to track its internal temperature and place an ambient temperature probe to track your smoker's ambient chamber temperature.
    A closeup image of two turkey thighs with temperature probes inserted and an ambiet temperature probe tracking the temperature of a smoker
  • Smoke your turkey thighs at a smoking temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit until they reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. This should take between 2 to 3 hours depending on their size.
    Side view of two turkey thighs smoking on a Weber Smokey Mountain