Smokey Jones

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Smoked Chicken Breasts

We love chicken in our house! It’s so versatile and flavorful that there really isn’t a bad way to cook it! I’ve smoked whole chickens that have tasted amazing, but I wanted to try some chicken breasts because they’re so much easier to prep and eat. Plus, I was thinking that if I cook enough of them, we can eat them throughout the week.

Keeping it simple!

Keeping it simple!

So what I did was I started with about 6lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I coated pretty heavily with Lawry’s Chicken & Poultry Rub, then I sprinkled on some onion powder and finished them off with a heavy sprinkle of minced onions.

I prepped my smoker with enough charcoal to give me about 3 to 4 hours worth of heat, soaked some apple wood chunks, and got it up to a consistent 250 degrees. I threw on some wood chunks just before placing the chicken breasts on the grates and closed the lid.Chicken Breasts On The Smoker

2 1/2 hours later, I checked the internal temperature and the breasts all read 165 degrees. I took them off the smoker and cut into one because they smelled absolutely amazing! I couldn’t resist, I had to try a bite, and they tasted even better than they smelled!!

So if you’re ever looking for a quick, easy recipe for smoked chicken, here it is! My whole family loves it, even my 9 month old Grandson!! My wife loves to cut them into strips for salads, and they taste great if you ever wanted a sandwich.

2 1/2 hours of smoke!

2 1/2 hours of smoke!

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