Try this simple chicken thigh recipe smoked for a few hours giving you that smokey, tender, and moist chicken.
Place all rub ingredients in a shallow bowl.
Mix rub ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
Add hickory wood to the smoker.
Preheat the smoker to 250F.
Use a basting brush to apply olive oil to both sides of the thigh pieces.
Sprinkle a generous amount of the spice rub on each thigh piece. Press the rub into the chicken to ensure adherence.
Place seasoned thighs into smoker.
Smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The chicken thighs need to reach an internal temperature of 165F. Use a meat thermometer to verify temperature before removing from smoker.
Let the chicken thighs rest 20 minutes before serving.