Smoked Maple Barbecue Turkey

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Every year I try to come up with a new and amazing Thanksgiving turkey recipe and based on emails I receive, I think I have produced some real crowd pleasers over the last few years. Well, this year, in an effort to "hit it out of the ballpark" again, I have developed a smoked maple barbecue turkey that, quite frankly, may just be the best I've done yet if I can say that with a certain amount … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs

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These sweet and spicy smoked turkey legs are easy to do in the smoker in just a couple of hours and they are a wonderful addition to the Thanksgiving festivities. Share:    Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs Helpful Information Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 10 hours Cook Time: 2 hours (depends on size) Smoker Temp: 225°F Meat Finish Temp: 165°F Recommended … [Read more...]

Smoked and Grilled Chicken Breast

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This smoked grilled chicken breast is just one example of how you can successfully smoke meat on the grill. No smoker? No problem! With a few simple steps you can cook this chicken breast and almost any other kind of meat indirectly on the grill by manipulating the burners or by moving the coal into zones. If you want to speed things up, you can then finish it off right over the flames … [Read more...]

Smoked Campfire Chicken

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When my family is camping, we cook a lot of things right in foil to make it quick and easy. I was thinking about this process a while back and wondered how campfire chicken would taste if it were cooked in the smoker. Imagine smoked campfire chicken with some sausage, potatoes, onion, corn and even carrots thrown in for good measure. As it turns out, smoked campfire chicken is really good and … [Read more...]

Pecan Smoked Chicken Wings

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There's not too many foods that I like as well as smoked chicken wings and this week, I just couldn't help showing off my pecan smoked chicken wings with honey and beer barbecue sauce! The picture looks good enough to eat in my opinion and you can only imagine how good these babies are in real life. A little sticky and with just the right amount of smoke, the slightly crispy skin is beyond … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

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Sometimes a chicken leg is just that.. a chicken leg. But sometimes, a chicken leg is a smoked chicken lollipop. In this recipe, I am going to show you how to turn an ordinary chicken drumstick into something that is fun and exciting to eat for kids and adults alike. These make great appetizers or they can be served with sides as an excellent entree for lunch or dinner.. breakfast too I … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Halves

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Smoked chicken halves are a great item to serve when you have eaters with hefty appetites. There is nothing quite as wonderful as giving a hungry guest, their own half chicken and watching their face light up as they realize that that big chunk of meat is all for them. What's really great is that chicken is fairly inexpensive and it is not difficult at all to cut these in half before you cook … [Read more...]

Asparagus Stuffed Smoked Chicken Breasts

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I did an article a few years ago on smoked chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and it received such raving reviews that I thought it was high time to do it again but with some sort of twist to make it different and maybe even better. I love asparagus and at my house, it is the vegetable of choice for the smoker or grill so I felt that it would be a lovely way to spruce up the chicken breast by … [Read more...]

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

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These smoked, bacon wrapped chicken thighs, absolutely must be tried to be appreciated! The thigh meat is naturally the tastiest part of the chicken, in my opinion, and then to soak it in buttermilk (for tenderness and flavor), dry brine it with my very own rub and wrap it in bacon and smoke it until perfectly done just takes things to a level that makes my mouth water just thinking about … [Read more...]

Beer Brined Smoked Cornish Hens

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These smoked cornish hens are fun-sized at about a pound each and are a great choice for dinner guests or even a family dinner since everyone gets their own little personal chicken. I started thinking about brining these in beer after considering them as a small version of the beer can chicken. The problem with setting them on a can of beer is that, while it helps them stand upright, it does … [Read more...]