Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
Recipe by Papa D 1946-2012

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Top Review by Joseph K.

I made a few alterations to this dish. First was i allowed the chicken to sit in the brine for about 6 hours before i started cooking it. Second i made some honey bbq sauce for the sauce and a good chicken rub for the base. Cooking was only about an hour and 20 mins was delicious and moist. Next time ill use a lower heat to try and infuse more of the apple wood smokey flavor. All in all it was amazing and ill definitely be making it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brine:.
  2. Pour the water into a pitcher then add the salt.
  3. Stir until the salt is dissolved and the water returns to clear. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Pour the brine over the chicken breasts until covered, cover with lid or plastic wrap and place the bowl in the fridge to keep cold.
  5. Soak the 6 chicken breasts in a deep glass container for 2 hours flipping them over at the halfway mark to make sure they were evenly submerged.
  6. Preparing the Chicken Breasts:.
  7. After rinsing the breasts to make sure there was no extra salt on the outside of the meat, Lay the breast down in the brining bowl and cover them with rub.
  8. Lay 3 strips of bacon butted up against each other on a cutting board or flat surface. Lay one of the breasts across the bacon leaving enough bacon on the left side to wrap it over just a little.
  9. Roll the breast over a couple of times to completely wrap it in the bacon and use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place.
  10. Smoking the Chicken Breasts:.
  11. Setup the smoker for about 230 degrees for best results, and add dry and soaked wood chips.
  12. Once the smoker is ready, go get the chicken breasts and place them directly on the grate leaving about 1 inch of space between them to allow the smoke to completely surround them.
  13. Estimate about 3 hours of cook time but that will depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts that you purchased.
  14. About 30 minutes before they are finished, brush a light coating of barbecue sauce all over the top of them.
  15. There done when a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.

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