Whole 30 and Paleo Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe
Smoked chicken is a flavorful and tender protein that’s great for meal prepping. It’s also Whole 30 and Paleo-friendly.
This recipe is super easy to make and will have you licking your fingers with satisfaction. It’s perfect for any meal.
Easy to make
Chicken is a great option for the Paleo diet because it is an easy meat to cook up and can be used in many different ways. You can cook it up on the grill, in the oven or even in a crockpot!
Smoked chicken is also a great way to get more flavor into your meals. You can add it to a salad, make a sandwich or serve it shredded over some soup.
This smoked chicken recipe is very simple to make. You just need to have a smoker and some basic cooking equipment.
Place your chicken breasts in the smoker, cover and smoke them at 225°F for about 1 hour or until you see the thickest part of the chicken reaching 165°F with an instant read thermometer. Larger pieces will take longer, so be sure to watch them closely.
Smoked chicken breasts are a great way to add smoky flavor to any meal. They’re also incredibly easy to make and will leave you with a tender, juicy chicken that your whole family will love!
Before you start smoking, be sure to dry brine your chicken breasts. Brining helps retain moisture and makes the meat super juicy!
When you’re ready to smoke, get your smoker set to 225°F. You’ll need about an hour to smoke smaller chicken breasts and up to 90 minutes for larger ones, so check the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer to make sure it’s done.
To give your smoked chicken the perfect smoky flavor, rub it with a mixture of smoked paprika and garlic powder. You can also use a favorite smoked chicken rub or seasoning mix.
Smoked chicken is not only a great way to enjoy the delicious flavor of smoke, but it also gives your meals an added nutritional boost. If you are on a Paleo diet, smoked chicken can be a great option for your meal plan because it contains no gluten, grains, or other foods that aren’t allowed on the program.
It is important to note that when cooking smoked chicken, it is best to cook it at a low temperature for a long time in order to give it the smoky flavor. This is because it will take a longer time for the meat to reach the proper internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills bacteria and prevents the development of foodborne illnesses.
For this reason, you should check the chicken frequently throughout the smoking process. You want to make sure that the chicken is cooked fully before it’s removed from the smoker. For the best results, you should always use an instant read thermometer to ensure that the chicken is safely cooked to a safe and proper temperature.
Smoked chicken breasts are an easy and delicious addition to a meal plan. They are healthy and can help you achieve your health and fitness goals!
This recipe includes a tasty smoked chicken dry rub that will give you smoky, tender and juicy chicken. Best of all, it’s whole 30 and paleo-friendly.
It’s also a great recipe to make for a dinner party because it’s so easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time! You can even reheat leftovers to enjoy them again.
Another way to ensure that your chicken comes out moist is to use a thermometer to check the temperature of the meat. It’s a foolproof way to ensure you don’t overcook your chicken and make it dry!
Stuffed with fruit and nuts, this smoked chicken breasts recipe will leave you craving more. You can eat this as a main dish or pair it with vegetables and rice to get more nutrition.
Whole 30 and Paleo Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe Step By Step
Smoking chicken breasts that adhere to both Whole30 and Paleo dietary guidelines is easy and delicious. Here’s a simple recipe that uses a homemade rub to flavor the chicken without any non-compliant ingredients:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Hardwood chips or chunks for smoking (e.g., apple, hickory)
Prepare the Chicken
- Rinse the chicken breasts and pat them dry with paper towels.
Prepare the Dry Rub
- In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, ground cumin, black pepper, and sea salt to create your dry rub.
Coat the Chicken
- Drizzle the chicken breasts with olive oil or melted ghee.
- Sprinkle the dry rub evenly over both sides of each chicken breast, gently pressing it to adhere.
Prepare the Smoker
- Soak hardwood chips or chunks in water for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat your smoker to a temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C).
Smoke the Chicken
- Place the seasoned chicken breasts in the smoker.
- Add the soaked hardwood chips or chunks to the smoker box or over the coals to generate smoke.
- Smoke the chicken for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Make sure to monitor the temperature carefully.
Rest and Serve
- Once the chicken is done, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
- Serve your smoked chicken breasts with your favorite Whole30 and Paleo-compliant sides, such as steamed or roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or some homemade guacamole.
This recipe creates flavorful and tender smoked chicken breasts without using any non-compliant ingredients. It’s a great option for a healthy, Whole30 and Paleo-friendly meal with a smoky twist.
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