This Traeger Chicken Thighs recipe is low in carbs, easy to prepare, and tastes absolutely amazing!  The Smoked Chicken Thighs come out moist, tender, and have the perfect amount of smokey flavor.n the size.


5 lbs. chicken thighs olive oil large lemon, juiced orange juice crushed garlic dried or fresh rosemary sea salt black pepper chipotle pepper  cayenne pepper

Add oil, lemon juice and zest, orange juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, black pepper, chipotle pepper, and cayenne to a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Dip the chicken thighs, one at a time, into the marinade and transfer them to a large gallon-sized bag.

Pour any remaining marinade into the bag.

Squeeze the air out of the bag, then seal and place in the fridge for at least a few hours to marinate the chicken. 

Preheat your Traeger or wood pellet grill to 200° F for 15 minutes.

Place the seasoned chicken thighs directly on the grate (skin-side up) and smoke for 20 minutes using super smoke.

Retain the remaining marinade for final basting in the last step.

Turn up the temperature to 375 F and smoke the chicken for an additional 30 minutes.

Finally, increase the temperature to 400 F. Baste  with the marinade and flip the chicken skin-side down. Smoke for 5 minutes...

Or until the skin is crispy and the chicken's internal temperature reaches 165-180 degrees F.

Serve with Chipotle Smoked Mac & Cheese

Or with Traeger Smoked Potatoes