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...]

Smoked Chicken Cherry Bombs

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Super Bowl parties are the perfect time to bring out the appetizers and these smoked chicken cherry bombs and other smoked super bowl snacks will be the perfect way to celebrate as you cheer your team to victory with your family and friends. I have also included some links to favorite recipes for smoked wings, pulled pork hot dogs, smoked chicken cherry bombs and of course no appetizer or snack … [Read more...]

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

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Smoked beer can chicken is a play on a classic recipe usually done on the grill but it does equally well, if not better, on the smoker and begs the question, why not! For those of you not yet familiar with this method of cooking chicken, a beer can half full of beer (or root beer, Dr. Pepper, etc.) is inserted into the cavity of the chicken in such a way so as to help it to stand on end … [Read more...]

Mango Habanero Smoked & Grilled Chicken

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We always tend to attribute smoking meat with the "low and slow" method of cooking and I will be the first to tell you that smoking meat the way I, and many others, like to do it is, for sure and without a doubt, a low and slow method in a device made specifically for that purpose. Having said that, I have folks who constantly ask for ways to smoke meat on a grill or even how to apply more … [Read more...]

Apple Smoked Chicken in a Pie Pan

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Welcome to the  Smoking Meat Newsletter and this week we are going to focus on apple smoked chicken in a pie pan. Why smoke chicken in a pie pan for crying out loud! Well, as you may have already discovered, there is nothing better than smoked chicken but unless you brine it, the breast meat tends to not be as juicy as it could be. My wife, for some reason, does not … [Read more...]

Smoked Pulled Chicken

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Hello and welcome to another exciting edition of the smoking meat newsletter! This week I will be walking you through a step-by-step recipe for smoked pulled chicken that I have perfected just for you. Recently I got an email from Chris, a subscriber, about smoked pulled chicken and he was telling me how it turned out to be the most amazing thing. He did it sort of like the 3-2-1 method for … [Read more...]