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Spicy Smoked Chicken Breast

It’s Friday. I cannot believe it. We have nothing special planned for the weekend; which is music to my ears. The only problem I am faced with is not being able to eat whatever I want. You see, Nick and I usually take one day over the weekend to splurge a little bit; however, because I’ve gained a couple of pounds {and am going insane about it} I will not be partaking in that weekend ritual. Instead, I am sure I will be eating light and healthy. That is unless I cannot take it anymore and BEG Nick to order Pizza.

I will ALWAYS eat pizza.

I am a pizza snob, though. I grew up in a town with 3 or 4 PHENOMENAL pizza joints. I was lucky in that way. So when Nick and I moved out to Arizona last year and could not find pizza anywhere I was slightly depressed. We did have some pretty amazing Mexican food, but nothing compares to a delicious slice of pizza with cheese flowing from all sides.

When we found out that we were moving back to the east coast I was very excited about the prospects of finding a great pizza joint. It took us some time, but we finally found one in our suburb of D.C. The best part about it is they offer a buy one pizza, get one free. Hollllly Mollllly. It’s like heaven on Earth.

I know there is better pizza out there, but for now this will suffice!

Anyway, moving right along.

Today I don’t have a pizza to blog about, but now I sure wish I did. Instead, I have deliciously Spicy Smoked Chicken Breasts to give you.

Reader Beware: these babies are SPICY, SPICY, SPICY!

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 4 ounces
Calories: 184
Fat: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 0
Fiber: 0
Protein: 36 g
Points+: 4

 Here is what you will need:

  • 2 – 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flake
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon salt

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, mixt together the black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder and seasoned salt
  • Place the chicken in a large re-sealable bag. Pour the dry rub into the bag and shake to coat the wings well. Marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature
  • Load the wood tray with one small handful of wood chips and preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken on the middle rack of the smoker, and cook for 25 to 30 minutes
  • Turn chicken and cook for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until done
  • *If you want to add a sauce on the wings, you can. I would say mix together honey, barbeque sauce and apple juice in a sauce pan and allow to get warm. For the chicken I ate, I opted against the sauce. Therefore, the estimated points are for chicken without sauce.

Remove and enjoy with your favorite vegetable and potato dish. That is what we did. Our friend Scott was visiting and he LOVES potatoes. So I whipped up some mashed potatoes and vegetables for the boys. Scott opted against the chicken after taking the first bite {it was way TOO SPICY for him}! I have to admit that the chicken it was VERY spicy. Good think we had the Prime Rib.

I hope you all give this a try. You can tone down the flavors any way you like to; it’s as simple as adding your favorite spices or omitting them altogether. The smoky flavor coupled with some garlic, salt and pepper may work just fine. Or you can sweeten the concoction up a bit, however you like!

Until Next Time,

Happy Chicken Smokin’ 

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Reader Comments (1)

These surely look spicy :) What a great way to turn the usually bland chicken breast into a HOT dish!

January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie @ Melanie Cooks

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