On a cold winter day, it becomes very difficult to control our hunger. We cannot tell when our hunger will creep in. However, in such a situation, smoked meat will be the best option to satisfy our taste buds. But making smoked chicken is not as easy as it sounds. You will have to follow a few steps to achieve the ultimate result. We have elaborated on them here. So, don’t miss the following points:
The spices that you need are as follows:
- Dark brown sugar
- Smoked paprika
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
Cutting the Meat
This is a very important step. We will suggest you to go with a whole chicken. After buying the whole chicken from the grocery store, you will have to remove the neck. Then remove the liver that is generally stuffed in the middle part of the chicken. Now, clean the entire meat with clean water and dry it using a paper towel. Now, place it on the cutting board. After that, split it by cutting it down the breast with the help of a butcher knife. Ultimately, you will get a butterfly shape.
Well, without marinating the meat, you cannot achieve the ultimate taste. This is a very easy step. First of all, you will have to take all the spices and then sprinkle them over the chicken. Now, rub it very well. It will enhance the taste as well as the flavour. After that, place it in a glass dish, and cover it with foil paper. Now, keep it in the refrigerator. For getting the best result, you should keep it overnight.
Prepare the Smoker
After marinating the chicken, you will have to prepare the smoker. You can preheat the smoker to 225 F. After that, put your chicken into the smoker and start smoking it. It is a very time-consuming step. You need the patience to get the ultimate taste. It can take up to 4 to 5 hours to get the final product. If you are using wood chips for the smoker, you will have to check the smoker frequently. You will need to refill it, otherwise, you will not be able to get a perfectly cooked smoked chicken.
After smoking the chicken, place it in a dish, and cut it into pieces with the knife. After that, sprinkle lemon juice over it in order to enhance the flavour.
So, this is how you can make the best-smoked meat on a cold winter day.