Do you know the Muffin Pan….. Butter Topped Chicken Thighs

Having seen on Craig Ferguson’s Late Night Show a few years ago with guest Myron Mixon, I was intrigued by his Muffin Pan Chicken that he smoked!

I have made this in the past and it is a great way to do chicken with very little mess.

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Here is how I did it…
I bought a tray of Boneless / Skinless Chicken Thighs.
Opened them all out flat and trimmed off any fat using scissors.
A couple of drops of yellow mustard on each open thigh.
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Added my Favorite Chicken rub from JP Smoke with a good covering on both sides.
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Folded the thighs back up into a ball and into the Muffin Pan and sprinkled even some more of JP’s Chicken rub.
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Here is the best part!, Add a piece of butter on top of each thigh.
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And I had 3 empty spots in the pan so I peeled an onion and out that in one spot and potatoes in the other spots and butter on top of that too!
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Into my Grilla Pellet Smoker Grill with a mix of Apple and Pecan Pellets I smoked them at 300F for about an hour maybe a little more, basically just wanted the inner temp about 175F
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Also threw in 4 Foil wrapped Baking Potatoes
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On to the table for a romantic dinner for two and some wine and plenty for left overs. too.
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The best thing…. No mess the dripping stayed in the pan and it cooked in it’s own juices and butter. The BBQ was clean and the pan rinsed right out.

I could of sauced these too, but on this day I did not bother with sauce. The chicken was juicy and the rub made the outer chicken a little crispy and had lots of flavour!.
Oh and the baked onion was so tasty too, next time I put more onions in the pan instead of the potato.

I did not show it but I used my apple coring/slicer tool on the large potatoes cutting 3/4 through and then adding butter in between the wedges and then foiled it together…. Perfect!

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