This recipe is my favorite for smoking Chicken breasts.
Simple to prepare and full of flavor.
First thing get your
pit pre-heating to 170 degrees. Wood cookers can start off
at 225. With the pellet smokers I like to smoke for 1 hour
at 170 - 180 degrees. It allows for better smoke flavor in
the meat. In this recipe I used a 50/50 mix of BBQRs Delight
Pecan and Cherry pellets.
Chop the vegetables. The onions and mushrooms should be
coarsely chopped. Do a medium chop on the bell pepper and
cilantro. Finely chop the garlic.
Heat about 1/2 stick of butter in a sauce pan over medium
heat. We don't want to burn the butter. Dump in the onions
and let them simmer in the butter for 5 minutes. Now add the
mushrooms, garlic and green bell pepper. Add in another 1/4
stick g butter. Simmer another 3 minutes or until the
mushrooms are softened. Add the cilantro and simmer for
another couple minutes. Stir in 2 Tbsp of the Cuban
Style Mojo Citrus marinade. This is a great marinade made by
Culinary Circle. Remove from heat and let cool a little.
Wash your chicken and trim the breasts. Using a sharp
knife cut an opening in the large end of the chicken breast.
Holding the knife parallel with the cutting board push the
knife deep into the breast and using a sawing action open a
pocket inside the breast.
Once all the breasts are opened, begin stuffing the onion
& mushroom mix inside the breasts giving each one equal
amounts. Use your finger to push the mix deep inside each
Once the chicken breasts are stuffed, lightly apply
garlic powder to both side. Liberally apply Mrs. Dash Garlic
& Herb seasoning to both sides as well.
Put the chicken into the smoker and smoke for 1 hour on
170-180 degrees then increase the temp to 225 degrees. Once
the chicken reaches 150 degrees mop both sides of the
chicken with the Cuban Style Mojo Citrus marinade. Continue
to smoke @ 225 until the chicken reaches 168 degrees.
At this point remove the chicken and give it a light
mopping of of the marinade. That's it your done. You just
smoked a work of art full of flavor!