Smoked Maple Chicken

This wonderful smoked maple chicken ended up on some great smoked chicken sandwiches, and also on Cobb salads. I used a spicy rub to offset the sweetness of the glaze. Sure I could just sit down with a nice smoked maple chicken breast for dinner. But if there’s extra room on the smoker I always fill it. You can always freeze whatever you make for later.

Smoked Maple Chicken

I smoked the chicken using my Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. I did not put any water into the water pan so I could obtain the 325 degrees needed for chicken. You won’t get crispy skin at that temperature but you’ll still get delicious chicken.

Smoked Maple Chicken

This wonderful smoked maple chicken ended up on some great smoked chicken sandwiches, and also on Cobb salads. I used a spicy rub to offset the sweetness of the glaze. Sure I could just sit down with a nice smoked maple chicken breast for dinner. But if there’s extra room on the smoker I always fill it. You can always freeze whatever you make for later.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 113kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken I used bone-in split breasts
  • chicken brine
  • Your favorite BBQ rub spicy is good here

For the maple glaze

Instructions

  • Brine chicken per instructions.
  • Rinse and pat dry, then sprinkle with your favorite rub.
  • Start your smoker for cooking at 325 F, or use a grill set up for indirect cooking. Your temperature must be at least 300 F or you won’t get crunchy skin.
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing the ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Smoke or grill chicken until almost done, around 145 F as measured in a thick part of the meat.
  • Baste meat with the maple glaze and continue cooking until meat temperature hits 160 F. Baste as often as you like during that time.
  • Let rest before carving.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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