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Award Winning BBQ Competition Chicken Recipe, Iowa's Smokey D’s Style


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Award Winning BBQ Competition Chicken Recipe, Iowa's Smokey D’s Style

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Discover how to create perfect award-winning competition BBQ chicken with this tested recipe from Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ.

Course. Main Course.

Cuisine.  American.

Makes. 12 servings.

Takes. 20 minutes prep. Approximately 2 hours to cook.


12 medium sized bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

2 cups water

1/4 cup Butchers BBQ Rotisserie Injection

Big Poppa Smokers Sweet Money Rub

Simply Marvelous Genie’s Trinity Rub

1 (4-ounce) stick salted butter cut into 12 equal pieces

Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction Rub

2 cups Texas Pepper Jelly Craig’s BBQ Sauce

1 1/2 cups Blues Hogs Champions Blend Sauce

1/2 cup apple juice


1) Prep. To trim the thighs, remove the fat on the edge of thighs and any visible blood veins. Scrape the edges of the skin to remove any remaining excess fat. The goal is to make all the thighs same size so that they cook equally, weighing approximately 5 ounces after trimming. :snip: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/chicken-recipes/smokey-ds-competition-chicken#continued

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