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Asparagus Stuffed Smoked Chicken Breasts

Smoked chicken breasts are a well-known favorite of a lot of folks. Add some delicious asparagus, my original rub to season it and wrap it up in bacon to hold everything together and you have a meal that everyone will not only like, but rave about.
Course Entree
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • Jeff’s original rub
  • 8-12 stalks of asparagus (the thinner stalks are more tender)
  • 4-6 slices of bacon (thin sliced seems to crisp up better in the smoker)
  • Toothpicks (optional)

Instructions

Prepare Chicken Breasts for Smoking

  • Remove chicken from package and give them a good rinse
  • Pat them dry and lay them on a flat surface such as a cutting board or plate
  • Apply a light coat of Jeff's original rub on the top side
  • Flip them over and lay (2) stalks of asparagus on the chicken
  • Fold the chicken over the top of the asparagus
  • Hold chicken in place while you wrap a long piece of thin sliced bacon around it
  • Insert a toothpick through the bacon and chicken to keep everything in place
  • Sprinkle more of my rub onto the outside of the bacon wrapped chicken breast
  • Place prepared chicken breasts into a lidded container and into the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours

Smoking the Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • Set up smoker with indirect heat
  • Preheat to 225°F
  • When smoker is holding a steady temperature place chicken breasts directly on the grate
  • Smoke for about 1.5 hours or until they reach 165°F in the thickest part
  • Apply hickory/apple or your favorite wood smoke for at least 1 hour