Smokehouse Chicken Heroes

Smokehouse Chicken Heroes

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 1 h to 1 h 30 min
  • 3 to 4 portions



  • 6 Boneless chicken thighs
  • ⅓ cup - Stubb's Sweet Honey & Spice
  • 4 Sub rolls, lightly buttered and grilled
  • Grilled yellow and red bell peppers
  • Hickory wood chips for smoking

Chicken Rub

  • 2 tsp - Lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp - Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp - Ancho chile
  • 2 tsp - Brown sugar
  • ½ tsp - Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp - Salt

Bacon Rings

Nacho Cheese Sauce

  • 3 tbsp - Butter
  • 3 tbsp - All purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cup - Whole milk
  • 8 oz - Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Combine the bacon with 1 cup of Stubb’s Sweet Honey & Spice Bar-B-Q sauce and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour;
  2. Preheat your grill for a two-zone cooking – having hot coals on one half of the grill and nothing on the other;
  3. Cut the onions into onion rings of about 1 inch think; Wrap the marinated bacon slices around each onion rings – it may take up to 2 slices of bacon per ring;
  4. Combine all Chicken Rub ingredients in a bowl then use to season the chicken thighs on both side;
  5. Place the seasoned chicken thighs and bacon rings on the grill for indirect cooking; Toss a handful of hickory wood chips onto hot coals for smoking and close the lid; Cook for 1 hour at 350°F;
  6. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux; Add the whole milk and whisk until smooth; Add the shredded cheese and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until desired consistency;
  7. Brush the grilled chicken thighs with Stubb’s Sweet Honey & Spice Bar-B-Q sauce then move over direct heat along with the bacon rings; Sear for 30 seconds per side; Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken thighs have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before removing them from the grill;
  8. Cut each chicken thighs into thin stripes of about ¼ inch thick;
  9. Assemble the heroes with smoked chicken, grilled yellow and red bell peppers, nacho cheese sauce and a few bacon rings; Enjoy.

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