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Let's get grilling

1 Set the grill to 350°F and use Kingsford® Cherrywood Briquets. To add extra smoke flavor, add Kingsford sup>® Smoking Chips to the ash container below the hopper.
2 Put 2 sticks of butter in a saucepan and melt the butter in the smoker/grill.
3 Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Season with Wright’s Meat Rub (or make your own using ingredients listed). Place chicken on the smoker and close.
4 While the chicken is cooking, remove the smoked butter from heat and mix in honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, and habanero hot sauces, and whisk until emulsified (well blended together without separation).
5 At 20 minutes take the hot honey butter and baste with a spoon on each thigh.
6 25 minutes later crank up your dial to 400°F and flip the thighs to crisp the skin for 3 minutes.
7 Remove from the grill between 165–180°F, plate and drizzle the sweet heat honey butter on the chicken. If you want to take up the heat, sprinkle additional cayenne on each thigh before serving
8 Serve hot and enjoy!
Cooking for 4 people


For the Chicken

  • chicken thighs
    3.5 lb.
  • butter
    2 sticks
  • honey
    2 tbsp.
  • brown sugar
    0.25 cup
  • lemon juice
    2 tsp.
  • green Habanero Sauce
    2 tsp.
  • red Habanero Sauce
    2 tsp.
  • salt
    1 tsp.

For the Rub, you can use Wright’s Meat Rub or make your own with:

  • kosher salt
    0.5 cup
  • coarse black pepper
    0.5 cup
  • brown sugar
    0.5 cup
  • garlic
    0.3 cup
  • paprika
    0.3 cup
  • onion powder
    0.125 cup
  • cayenne
    2 dashes
  • Kingsford® Cherrywood Briquets

Credit: Recipe created by Jordan Wright on behalf of Kingsford Charcoal

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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