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Do chicken thighs and legs cook at the same time?

ChanningJohnsonChanningJohnson Posts: 40
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'll be cooking chicken thighs and legs indirect this afternoon. Was wondering what, if anything, I need to consider to have them all ready at the same time. Feel free to share your favorite cooking method, times and grill temperatures. I'm a little new at this : )

Thanks!

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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,245
    edited June 2012
    Yes thighs and legs should cook about the same. Most here don't cook them like I do which is 250 on a raised grid for a little over two hours but they come out with a real nice texture when cooked like that. FWIW when I do whole or half birds I just go 400 raised grid, you might want to go that route and knock the cook time down to an hour or less.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,343
    +1 on the raised grid direct cook 350-400 (whereever it settles) for around 30-45 mins.  Cook til around 180+ and you will be fine.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • Thanks, guys! How ofter are your turning them when you do direct on the raised grid? And is cooking to 180 (instead of 165) for fat rendering?
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,343
    I will turn once and go to 180 as that is a good temp for that part of the chix-I take breasts to around 160-165.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,245

    Turn once, I start with the skin down, no real reason for that. I will take them up to 190 even thought they are done at 180. They are still juicy but they seem to fall apart a little easier.

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