Hot Smoked Beer Can Chicken

2018-05-20T18:46:46+00:00 By |

Beer can chicken (or root beer chicken if you prefer) is one of those things that people love to do in the smoker or grill and while the science seems to indicate that the liquid isn't all that important, it's super cool and as you know, presentation and aesthetics plays a big part in the meal. I've been doing these [...]

Smoked Christmas Chickens

2018-04-30T15:36:54+00:00 By |

These smoked cornish hens are spatchcocked (butterflied), dry brined overnight, coated with a special mayo, herb & rub mixture and then smoked until they are juicy, tender and delicious! Might be the best chicken I've had in a while and if you are looking for something to cook for your Christmas guests that will surprise and delight without breaking the [...]

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

2018-04-30T15:37:13+00:00 By |

In my humble opinion, the best part of the chicken is the thigh. There is plenty of fat to keep it moist and of course the fat is where the flavor is. Unfortunately it is not the healthiest part so this should be a treat, not an everyday staple;-) These smoked chicken thighs are seasoned front and back with my [...]

Alabama White Sauce on Smoked Chicken Drumsticks

2018-05-15T16:28:13+00:00 By |

Most of us have heard of Alabama white sauce.. which is a really tasty sauce created with mayonnaise, black pepper and any number of other ingredients. The variations are endless and it's most often used on chicken but I've also seen it used on pork and seafood. In this recipe, I use a very basic Alabama white sauce recipe on [...]

Apricot and Honey Chicken Wings – Hickory Smoked

2018-05-15T16:28:43+00:00 By |

My affinity for smoked chicken wings is known far and wide-- my most recent experiment involved brushing a mixture of apricot spreadable fruit and honey onto the wings when they were almost done cooking. The sweetness of the fruit and honey mixed with the spiciness of my original rub recipe* created an awesome combination that had me licking my fingers like [...]

Smoked Chicken Nachos – Bring It On!

2018-04-30T15:39:50+00:00 By |

If you are a nacho lover like me, you're going to love the flavor that the smoke adds to these smoked chicken nachos! Chicken tenderloins are brined in buttermilk for a very short time, smoked and then cut into small pieces for the nachos. I will show you how to build individual nachos using the tiny, bite-size scoops but be sure to see [...]

Hot Smoked Chicken Legs on the BGE – Fast and Tasty

2018-04-30T15:40:04+00:00 By |

I have had the Big Green Egg since about 2010 and it's a great smoker to use any time but especially in the winter months due to it's ability to hold awesome heat even when it's cold. It can cook low and slow or hot and fast so it's super versatile and did I mention it's a chicken cooking machine! BGE does [...]

Citrus Rosemary Cornish Hens

2018-05-10T01:56:05+00:00 By |

Smoked cornish hens are delicious all on their own and they are the perfect-sized chicken but to make them even better, these are marinated in citrus juices, olive oil and rosemary. Unlike most of my other recipes for smoked cornish hens, these are topped with  the Texas style rub (purchase recipes here) for even more incredible flavor. The sweet potatoes in the [...]

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 [...]

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