Is the Chicken Smoking or we Smoking the Chicken?
This is one of the best puns that we have come across for the name of the dish. Whenever someone says smoking, the first thing we think about is cigarettes. But there is another meaning to smoking as well and that is – cooking food in the smoke of a fire – usually from wood, coal, or charcoal.
This method of cooking is slow but has one of the best textures and flavors – especially for dishes like Smoked Chicken.
If you care more about the flavor and texture than time, then a smoked chicken is one of the best recipes that you can know. Along with this, smoked Chicken is one of the best dishes if you are to camp for a few days as well.
How do we make this? Well light a fire, rub in the spices, and cook it in the smoke.
That was the simplified answer to the question. But if you want to know the full recipe to make a smoked chicken, then follow our recipe below.
Ingredients for Smoked Chicken
- Whole Chicken: 800 Garms
- Sugar: 10 Grams
- Salt: 3 Tablespoon
- Water: 500 Milileter
- Cumin: 3 Tablespoon
- Pepper: 1 Tablespoon
- Vinegar: 30 Milileter
- Mustard Oil: 20 Milileter
- Hot sauce or Barbeque Sauce: As per taste
How to make Smoked Chicken?
The core of making a smoked chicken is to skew or hang the chicken meat on top of the fire without letting the flame touch the meat. You can smoke the chicken in two ways – whole chicken and cut chicken.
If you are going to smoke the chicken whole, you will need a few hours at the very least and you will need to rotate the chicken every now and till it is cooked on all the sides.
However, while smoking the chicken after cutting it, not only will the time decrease drastically, you can also skip the rotating part. Apart from this, the recipe remains the same.
Total Time: 1 hour
Step 1: Marinate the Chicken
– Prepare the smoked chicken rub: Mix of Sugar, Salt, Cumin, and Pepper with Oil and Vinegar
– Dip the chicken into the mix and rub it well
– Let it rest for 20 Minutes
Step 2: Smoke The Chicken
– Light a Fire and Let the heat increase till medium hot
– Skew the meat or thread the meat into a Frame
– Put the meat over the flame but don’t let the flame touch the meat
– Leave the meat to cook
Step 3: Serve with the Sauces
– Take the Meat out from the Smoke
– Serve with barbeque or hot sauce
Side Note* you will need to douse the chicken and rotate every now and then if you want your chicken to be cooked properly when smoking the whole chicken.
Smoked Chicken is one of those dishes that requires patience to prepare but is worth every second you spend. The smoke seeps in the meat and fills the dish rich with flavor, allowing the flavor to seep in.
This smoking dish is indeed one of the best ways to slow cook your chicken. Just be careful not to overcook the chicken. Chicken is delicate meat that can easily be overcooked.
Before we go one last bit of information – you can make a smoked chicken out of any chicken part. This includes smoked chicken breast, smoked chicken thigh, and smoked chicken wings.
The recipe will remain the same in all three of these dishes but you will need to remove the bones when it comes to smoked chicken thighs. Apart from this, the only other thing that changes is the cooking time.
Hope you found this helpful. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us know them down in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.