Smoked Chicken Recipes
Though it is not always the most popular item on the menu at barbecue restaurants in the United States, chicken is one of the most popular meats to smoke by people at home. In fact, an average of 8 billion chickens are sold in the United States every year. Not only are most chicken recipes much more healthy than red meat like smoked beef, smoking chicken can be extremely rewarding because you can dramatically change the flavor of chicken with seasonings, marinades and smoker wood chips. With red meats, you primarily just enhance the flavor with these items instead of changing the flavor profile. Chicken sauce recipes such as Cajun, buffalo and Caribbean jerk allow you to customize your flavor and think outside the box. The smoked recipes below will provide you with a proven set of ingredients with a good range of flavors that are sure to please your guests.
BBQ Smoked Chicken - A great flavor combination happens when pairing chicken with BBQ seasonings and sauce.
Brine Smoked Chicken - Brining a chicken is a very traditional method of ensuring a chicken doesn't try out on the smoker. It involves marinading the chicken in a salty water mixture for about 12 hours adding moisture during the cooking process.
Smoked Buffalo Chicken - Buffalo chicken is a new trend that has gained popularity and become an American favorite in recent years. This recipe pairs traditional smoked flavor with the latest craze that you are sure to love.
Beer Can Chicken - This been can chicken recipe is probably one of the most popular ways to smoke a chicken. Simply pick up your favorite beer from the liquor store (no light beers for this recipe please) and start up your smoker. And, the best part is, you get to drink the rest while you are waiting for the bird to be done cooking.
Smoked Chicken Legs - Many people love to use a dipping sauce with these delicious smoked drumsticks. Try them with ranch, BBQ sauce, teriyaki, or a buffalo sauce for a little added flavor.
Smoked Paprika Chicken - Paprika is a spice made from a mixture of dried peppers such as bell peppers and chili peppers that is finely ground and provides a little punch without being overwhelmingly spicy.
Smoked Chicken Quarters - Chicken quarters are missing the breast which makes them a cheaper cut to feed the entire family.
Hickory Smoked Chicken - Hickory wood should be balanced with a fruit wood to prevent the meat from becoming too bitter. Try this recipe for a balance of fruit and hickory wood.
Smoked Deviled Eggs - This recipe will add a little Cajun spice and smoke to make this classic Deviled Eggs side dish come alive.
Injector Smoked Chicken - Injecting a chicken is one of our favorite ways to ensure chicken doesn't try out on the smoker. In fact, injector smoked chicken will turn out juicy and practically melts in your mouth. Try this recipe for a mouth watering and smoky flavor that your guests will love.
Cajun Smoked Chicken - Cajun smoked chicken puts a spicy spin on an American classic dish. This southern influenced dish is sure to be a hit at the dinner table if you like your chicken to have a little kick.
Smoked Chicken Breasts - This smoked chicken breast recipe is a delicious alternative to smoking a whole chicken. Cook up this one if you are short on time or not a big fan of the dark meat.
Smoked Chicken Wings - Most chicken wings we eat are fried and unhealthy. This recipe will surprise you with a smoky flavor your taste buds are sure to love.
Smoked Chicken Thighs - If you like dark meat that is packed full of flavor, chicken thighs that are hot off the smoker are an inexpensive way to feed the entire family.
Applewood Smoked Chicken - Getting apple wood that is aged at least 6 months in your smoker is the key to making this recipe to perfection.
Smoked Whole Chicken - A whole chicken can be tricky on your smoker to prevent overcooking the wings while cooking the breast perfectly.
Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup - A new spin on a classic dish that will have you well in no time.
Smoked Chicken Rub - Substitute our great chicken rub on any of our recipes for a great combination of flavors.