Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey – “Lots of Butter” Method

2017-11-27T13:41:39+00:00 By |

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, if you haven't already, you need to nail down  your plan for smoking the turkey. We've done a lot of great birds over the years and any one of them would be a huge success at your dinner table but, this year I sort of went nuts and mixed my original rub (purchase recipes [...]

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Turkey Tenderloins

2017-11-27T13:41:41+00:00 By |

Happy November! It's that time of year again where we start thinking about the Thanksgiving bird and all of the many wonderful ways it can be prepared on the smoker. Family and friends will be getting together for lots of eating and good times and NOW is the time to make sure you have it all together. Fortunately for you, [...]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

2017-10-26T17:16:00+00:00 By |

One of the best parts of the chicken is the legs and thighs in my opinion but when smoking the skin often ends up less than appetizing although it does a great job of protecting the delicious juicy meat inside. These bacon wrapped chicken drumsticks are made by removing the chicken skin, seasoning with my very own original rub recipe [...]

Cornish Hens “Baby Chickens” Butterflied and Smoked

2017-10-26T17:15:38+00:00 By |

Smoked cornish hens are wonderful just as they are and you won't find a more delicious way to serve chicken. These are usually served whole however, an alternate way to prepare them is to cut out the backbone and open them up before cooking them. This allows them to cook faster and more evenly. It's really easy to do and I'll show [...]

Bacon Butter and Chives Smoked Chicken

2017-10-26T17:09:54+00:00 By |

A couple of Thanksgivings ago, we learned what great things bacon butter can do to poultry and here we are doing it again on a smoked chicken with the addition of some chives. The original rub recipe seasons the butter which goes under the skin and the Texas style rub recipe seasons the outside of the skin just perfectly (purchase recipes [...]

Smoked Drunken Drumsticks

2017-10-26T17:09:11+00:00 By |

These smoked drunken drumsticks are brined in beer then seasoned with Jeff’s Texas style rub recipe (purchase recipes here) for a flavor that will please the most persnickety taste buds. The chicken legs are then smoked at higher than normal temperatures to help crisp them up and finished perfectly by brushing on a beer barbecue sauce using my very own barbecue sauce recipe as the [...]

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

2017-10-26T17:03:19+00:00 By |

These smoked chicken thighs are stuffed with lots of white cheddar and jalapeños, seasoned with Jeff's original rub (purchase recipes here) and wrapped in bacon to hold it all together. Get the Recipes for Jeff’s Rub and Sauce My original rub is the absolute best seasoning you will find for these smoked chicken thighs. It's low on salt and really big on flavor! [...]

High Heat Smoked Chicken Quarters

2017-10-26T17:00:50+00:00 By |

This is the first newsletter recipe of 2016 and I wanted to start it off with something wonderful. I didn't have to think too long to decide it had to be smoked chicken quarters. I am still running the Traeger pellet smoker through a lot of paces so I turned up the heat on this one to get some good [...]

Spatchcocked Turkey with Herbed Butter

2017-11-16T11:21:26+00:00 By |

In this smoked turkey recipe, I will show you how to speed up the process of smoking a turkey by butterflying it, commonly called "spatchcocking the turkey". This causes the turkey to cook a lot more evenly, makes it easier to carve and often helps the skin to get more crispy especially if you are able to cook it a [...]

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