For many people, the smell of smoky barbecue is a nostalgic reminder of summer days and family gatherings. Barbecue enthusiasts often have their own techniques for achieving the perfect smoky flavor, but an electric smoker is an excellent tool for anyone looking to try their hand at smoking meat.
My Smoky and Tender Applewood Chicken Delight recipe is a crowd-pleasing favorite that will leave everyone wanting more. Applewood chips add a sweet and smoky flavor to the chicken that goes well with the tender and juicy meat. Let’s explore the history and preparation of this delicious recipe!
Smoking meat is a centuries-old technique used for preserving and flavoring food. Native Americans used smoking techniques to preserve meat and fish, and it has since become a popular cooking method around the world. Applewood is a popular choice for smoking meat, and it is known for its sweet and fruity flavor. This recipe puts a modern spin on the traditional smoking technique by using an electric smoker, which is easy to use and produces consistent results.
Ingredients: Please see the table below for a list of ingredients and measurements.
|Applewood Chips||1 cup|
|Olive Oil||2 tbsp|
|Garlic Powder||2 tsp|
|Black Pepper||1 tsp|
- Preheat the electric smoker to 225 degrees Celsius and soak the applewood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken thighs, making sure to coat them evenly.
- Place the soaked applewood chips in the smoker’s wood chip box or on the smoker’s tray.
- Put the chicken thighs on the smoker’s rack and insert the probe thermometer into the thickest part of one of the chicken thighs.
- Close the smoker and cook the chicken for approximately 2-3 hours or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 75 degrees Celsius.
- Remove the chicken from the smoker and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
Thank you for choosing my Smoky and Tender Applewood Chicken Delight recipe. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do and, of course, please don’t forget to share your creations on social media Happy smoking and happy eating!