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Soy Bourbon Butter Chicken Thighs

Soy Bourbon Butter Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs take on a whole new level of delicious with a rich wood smoke and the smooth flavors of bourbon, butter, garlic and soy sauce.  Perfect by themselves, or add to tacos, rice bowls, or dice up for a mean chicken salad.


  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 2 Tlbs brown sugar
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

Chicken Preparation:

  1. Trim the skin on the thigs so there/s a nice covering over the top of the thigh.  Remove any other loose fat from the meat.
  2. Rub each thich with the Essential BBQ Rub, or other rub of your choice.
  3. Start your grill and heat to 225°  
  4. Place the chicken on the grill and smoke for about 1.5 hours 
  5. Flip the chicken to skin side down and brsuh on the sauce every 10 mins to allow it to soak into the meat.  Brush on 2-3 times. 
  6. Increse the temp to 350 and flip the chicen to skin side up.  Brush on sauce an additional 2-3 times every 10 minutes and allow sauce to carmelize.
  7. Before removing from the grill, ensure that chicken is cooked to an internal temp of 165°.

Sauce Preparation:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the bourbon, soy sauce, butter, brown sugar and garlic over medium heat
  2. Bring to a low simmer for 5-10 mins
  3. Remove from heat and brush on chicken thighs in step 5 above.
Soy Bourbon Butter Chicken Thighs

Pairs well with the following Bear Mountain Premium BBQ Pellets

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