First attempt smoked chicken breast

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Jezza
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First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by Jezza » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:39 pm

Was given an Aldi Smoker for Christmas (yes it's gas but I was going to hell anyway...) so I wanted to give it a go

Got some info from here: http://www.smoking-meat.com/march-17-20 ... easts.html

Brined my chicken breasts for 2 hours using recipe as suggested, wrapped in bacon after I put on the rub which was made up on the spot from available ingredients...

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Fiddled around with the box until it sat at 225 deg F then placed the birds on the middle rack. As has been suggested it needed to sit between OFF and HIGH to get the right temp.

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Will keep you posted as this progresses...
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Jezza
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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by Jezza » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:17 pm

After 3 hours this was the result:

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It was moist and absolutely perfect!! The crew said it was a little salty so might back that off a little next time (first time with brining as well) but I thought it was spot on! Weber thermometer said Chicken at 83deg, however at 80 I remembered the Cookbook from Chris had a comment to make, 77 for breast so I took it out.

Will be doing that again!!
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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by titch » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Kick ass good mate.
Looks so good.
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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by trentski » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:18 pm

Jezza wrote:As has been suggested it needed to sit between OFF and HIGH to get the right temp.
Had to laugh at that one :lol:

What wood did you use for the smoke?

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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by Davo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Yeah, if you used salt in the rub and with the bacon as well, it's bound to be quite salty.....my Mrs gives me a hard time if it's too salty..she won't eat it....more for me :)

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Jezza
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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by Jezza » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:44 am

Used Hickory that I have had for a few years, used it all up in this one though so will try something different next one.

Going to prune Mum's fruit trees tomorrow and let that dry out for a bit as well.

None left! Made a mark on the dial so I know where the temp needs to be for next time
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RedCherry
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Re: First attempt smoked chicken breast

Post by RedCherry » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:48 am

Great recipe, thank you! I usually followed this recipe without bacon https://club.cooking/recipe/smoked-chicken-breast/, but next time will definitely try yours :)


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