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Red Wine Smoked Chicken Breasts

Red Wine Smoked Chicken Breasts

Red Wine Smoked Chicken Breast is a mouthwatering dish that combines the rich flavors of red wine with the smoky goodness of perfectly cooked chicken breast. It's a unique recipe that will impress your guests and leave them craving for more.

Preparation Method: Brine and Smoke

Brining Time: 1 to 2 hours

Smoking Time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Smoking Temperature: 225°F to 250°F (107°C to 121°C)

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the red wine, water, salt, brown sugar, black peppercorns, dried rosemary, and garlic powder. Stir until the salt and sugar dissolve completely.

2. Place the chicken breasts in the brine mixture, making sure they are fully submerged. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. 

3. While the chicken is brining, prepare your smoker. Preheat it to a temperature of 225°F to 250°F (107°C to 121°C). Use wood chips or chunks that pair well with poultry, such as apple or cherry wood.

4. Remove the chicken breasts from the brine and pat them dry with paper towels. Brush each breast with olive oil to help the skin crisp up during smoking.

5. Place the chicken breasts directly on the smoker grates and close the lid. Let them smoke for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

6. Once the chicken breasts are cooked, remove them from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes.

7. Slice the chicken breasts and serve them with your favorite side dishes. Conclusion

Creating Red Wine Smoked Chicken Breast is a culinary adventure that combines the elegance of red wine with the smokiness of perfectly cooked chicken. By following the brining and smoking method, you'll achieve tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken breasts that will impress even the most discerning palates. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the smoker, and get ready to enjoy a truly unique and delicious dish!

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