For tender chicken thighs with ‘bite through’ skin, try this. Put your thighs in a disposable pan, skin side up, and cover each one with squeezable margarine (Parkay or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter). Don’t be shy, completely cover each thigh. Put the pan in the cooker uncovered at 275 degrees for one hour. Now, cover the pan and cook for another hour at 275. Finally, sauce each piece thoroughly and put them back in the cooker directly on the rack for about 15 minutes to set the glaze. Handle them carefully, they will be super tender at this point. The result will be tender, juicy BBQ chicken with soft ‘bite through’ skin. If you prefer crispy skin, now move them to a grill over direct medium heat and turn constantly until the skin reaches the desired color and crispness.