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Traeger Grilled Chicken Thighs

Traeger Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled chicken thighs are even better with the smoky deliciousness from the Traeger Grill! If you don’t have a Traeger – you can still enjoy these grilled thighs all summer long!
3.77 from 93 votes
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 402 kcal



  • Rinse chicken thighs with water and pat dry
  • Place chicken thighs in ziploc bag(s) and pour half dressing in each bag.
  • Refrigerate and Marinate the thighs in Italian dressing for 24 hours
  • When ready to grill, make sure there are enough pellets in the hopper
  • Turn Traeger grill onto Smoke setting and turn on.
  • After about 4-5 minutes, Traeger grill starts to smoke – shut lid and change temp to 400 degrees
  • Watch temperature gage and it will come up to temp in about 10 minutes
  • Once grill is at 400 degrees – place chicken thighs, skin side down, on grill
  • Come back in about 35 minutes and check the temperature on your chicken. It should be 160-165 degrees.
  • To shut down your Traeger, leave the grill lid open, turn the knob to Shut Down. After about 5 minutes the fan will shut down and then you can turn the power off and put the cover back on. 


Calories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 27.8gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 925mgPotassium: 246mgSugar: 3.2gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, grilling, traeger
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