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Smoked chicken thighs on a platter.

Smoked Mojo Chicken Thighs

Chicken gets a quick marinade in a citrusy, garlicky mojo marinade and then cooks in just 45 minutes on the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 763kcal


  • Traeger Signature Blend
  • Citrus Press
  • Microplane Zester


Mojo Marinade


  • 8 chicken thighs bone in, skin on


  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  • Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour over the marinade. Marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  • 30 minutes before you are ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade, let it rest on a rack and come to room temperature.
  • Preheat your wood pellet grill to 425.
  • Place the chicken skin side down and grill for 20 minutes.
  • Flip and cook until chicken measures 165 degrees, about 10-15 more minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes.



Use your favorite wood pellets for this.  I like to use Traeger Signature Blend. 
You can cook the thighs skin side up the whole time, if you don't want to have to flip them. 


Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg