Smoked Cornish Game Hens-Chicken

Smoked Cornish Game Hens-Chicken
This recipe go along nicely with a variety of grilled vegetables and a cold pasta salad. Try this smoked chicken recipe .....

Smoked Chicken Recipe Ingredients
  • Three pints water
  • One pint apple juice
  • One-third cup canning salt
  • Two tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed, dry
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • game hen / chicken
Smoked Chicken Recipe INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the brine ingredients and bring to a boil. Remove the brine from the heat and chill down to 36 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the game hens by cutting along each side of the backbone, removing it from the carcass. Push down on the breast to flatten, and then remove the ribs if you like.
Marinate the game hens in the fridge overnight. Remove the birds from the brine and pat dry with paper towels.
Smoke the Cornish game hens at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 hours, or until the thigh temperature reaches 175 degrees. Allow the birds to rest for half an hour after smoking before splitting through the breasts and serving.

Optionally, the game hens can be indirect grilled, or grilled over medium low heat 45 to 75 minutes, or until 175 degrees is reached. The smoked chicken recipe is ready to serve...nice ! Enjoy it !

Smokey Herbed Chicken Thighs

Smokey Herbed Chicken Thighs
A great recipe for great smoked chicken...
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 pkgs foil wrapped apple wood

Mix spices and herbs well. Season all surfaces of the thighs, including the skin, using all of the herb mixture. Allow the thighs to rest for at least one hour before gas grill smoking.

Place the thighs in the gas grill, and smoke at 225 to 250 degrees. After one hour, turn and rearrange the thighs, and add the other package of wood. Check the temperature of the thighs after two hours…thighs are done at 180 degrees.
Continue gas grill smoking until the thighs are done. It will take from two to five hours, depending on the grill temperature, weather conditions, and size of the thighs.

If you want to be really decadent, brush a little melted butter on the hot smoked chicken thighs right before serving! Enjoy!
tea-smoked-chicken recipe...

Smoked Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Smoked Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

  • One whole white onion, chopped
  • Six green onions, chopped
  • Two Jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • One Scotch bonnet pepper(or Habanero), seeded
  • Two teaspoons salt
  • Two teaspoons chopped garlic
  • One and one-half teaspoons allspice
  • One teaspoon dried thyme
  • One teaspoon dried oregano
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • One teaspoon black pepper
  • One-half teaspoon nutmeg
  • One-half teaspoon cinammon
  • One-quarter teaspoon ground cloves

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add just enough water to loosen it up. Rub the jerk seasoning all over the chicken, letting it marinate at least 4 hours, and better yet, overnight, before smoking it until tender. The smoked chicken recipe is ready to serve....

Tea Smoked Chicken

Tea Smoked Chicken


* 1 2-2 1/2 pound chicken
* 1/2 cup china black tea leaves
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
* 2 tablespoons rice wine
* 2 scallions
* 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root peeled and minced
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons Szechwan peppercorns, crushed
* Sesame oil

Combine wine, salt, brown sugar, and peppercorns in a large bowl. Cut scallions into 2 inch long pieces and flatten with the side of a cleaver. Add scallions and ginger root to bowl.
Place chicken in bowl and rub the mixture all over the chicken inside and out. Let marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Prepare smoker. Remove chicken from marinade, placing scallions and ginger root inside. When the smoker is up to temperature (about 250 degrees F.) place chicken inside and place 1/4 of the tea leaves on the embers. Let smoke. Add tea leave 1/4 at a time every hour. Remove chicken from the smoker when a thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken breast reads 170 degrees. Brush the surface of the chicken with sesame oil cut into serving pieces and the smoked chicken recipe is ready to serve.