Not your average boring chicken! Stay on track all week with these smoked BBQ Chicken Breasts! Just add veggies for a healthy (and easy) lunch or dinner!
Meat Used: 4 chicken breasts
Seasoning: The BBQ Brothers All-purpose BBQ rub and Montreal Chicken Seasoning
Wood Used: Apple
Grill Temperature: 225 degrees
Meat Temperature: 160 degrees
Smoke Time: 2 hours, indirect heat
- We want to start with a simple brine of our chicken to prevent that typical dry grilled texture. Place your chicken in something sealable (Tupperware, Ziploc bag, etc) and put in 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and enough water to cover the chicken.
- Throw the covered chicken in the fridge for 2-24 hours, but try not to brine any longer as the chicken will develop a ham-like texture which I find to taste strange.
- You also want to prep your spray bottle for the smoke with 1 tsp sugar, 1 part apple juice and 2 parts water.
- After the brine, remove the chicken breasts, dry them off and apply your rub. Since we are doing more of a meal prep for the week where this will be used in different dishes, I will do half with our BBQ brother's rub and the other half with Montreal Chicken seasoning, which is very common to find at your local grocery store.
- We want to get them on the smoker on indirect heat at 225 F and use apple wood chips for about 2 hours, giving them a good spray from our spray bottle every 20-30 min to keep the chicken moist.
- You're looking for an internal temp of 160 degrees. I am not going to sauce these up as I am going to use these in different dishes throughout the week so I don’t want to overpower them with sauce.
- Serve immediately or package for future meals!
Use the leftovers to make healthy meals all week! Just add veggies! (Meal ideas can be found in the post!)
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