Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs


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 & Other Super Bowl Snacks


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


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

Mango Habanero Smoked and Grilled Chicken

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 … [Read more...]

Apple Smoked Chicken in a Pie Pan

Apple Smoked Chicken in a Pie Pan

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


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...]

Smoked Chicken Quarters with Beer BBQ Sauce Glaze

Smoked Chicken Quarters

Hello friends and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter. One of the things I really enjoy doing on the smoker are smoked chicken quarters and I have to say that I find myself doing these fairly often and especially if my wife has any say-so in the menu. It just so happens that they are quick, easy, and very tasty and I am happy to show you my fool proof method for … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Cordon Bleu


Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the smoking meat newsletter where I am going to show you how to make smoked chicken cordon bleu. This dish has been a favorite for ages in many countries and while it is quite simple to make, it is fancy enough to be served at a nice dinner party or get together. Cordon bleu can be made with chicken, pork, veal and almost any cut of meat but … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Satays or “Chicken on a Stick”


Hello and welcome to another exciting edition of the smoking meat newsletter! As shocking as it may seem, I do like other foods that are not smoked and some of my favorites are in the Asian cuisine category. I have a very special place in my heart for Thai food. Every time my wife and I go to one of our favorite Thai restaurants for a date, we always end up ordering these … [Read more...]

Smoking Chicken


Smoking chicken is another one of my favorite things to do.. done correctly it can be quite tasty and very healthy as well. I have been doing quite a few test runs on my new wood fired smoker to get everything right before I begin giving instructions on how to smoke chicken I have to say I have been getting some very good results.. tasty results I might add. I am going to … [Read more...]