World Smoked Chicken

She Who Must Be Obeyed loves me and treats me well. Part of her care is to try and get me to eat better. She buys a lot of boneless skinless chicken breasts.

While they are healthier, bone and skin equals taste. I find the boneless skinless breasts tend to be dry and have less flavour. So, I am constantly looking for ways to make them more tasty.

One day, we were working in the garden and I was informed that I was cooking some breasts. I didn’t have much time for fancy preparation but wanted something different.

I decided to mix some of my favourite flavours to make the meal. I made a rub with curry powder (south Asian), Hoisin (Chinese), HP Sauce (English) and barbecue sauce (North American). Being lazy was turning into an international meal. I decided to call it World Smoked Chicken.

I started by mixing a rub:

  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) pepper
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) curry powder

I made up a sauce with:

  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) barbecue sauce
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) hoisin sauce
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) HP sauce

If you can’t get HP sauce where you are, just substitute your favourite steak sauce.

I rubbed the spice mixture onto two boneless skinless breasts and let them sit while I preheated my smoker to 250 F.  You could also cook this in a 250 F oven or over indirect heat in a barbecue. However, I find smoking tends to keep the chicken moist.

I smoked the chicken to an internal temperature of 170 F which took about 50 minutes. I spread the sauce on the chicken and continued cooking for 15 minutes to set the sauce.

I let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and served.

The Verdict

OK, this was a pretty basic smoke. Rubbed chicken breasts with sauce. However, the curry powder add a pleasant earthy taste, the hoisin added a different sweetness, the barbecue sauce added a touch of heat and the HP added a fruity tartness. Delicious!

Tasty can be easy!

The Old Fat Guy

World Smoked Chicken

World Smoked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) pepper
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) curry powder
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) barbecue sauce
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) hoisin sauce
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) HP sauce (or steak sauce)

Instructions

  1. Mix the salt, pepper, paprika, and curry powder.
  2. Mix the barbecue sauce, hoisin sauce and HP together.
  3. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken breasts and let rest while preheating a smoker to 250 F. These could also be done in an oven or over indirect heat in a barbecue.
  4. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken is 170 F.
  5. Brush the chicken with the sauce mixture and cook for 15 minutes to set the sauce..
  6. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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