Candi's finger lickin' smokin' chicken!

Candi Hummer


This dish is an absolute favorite! My family will ask me to make it constantly, even the hubby who hates chicken!
The chicken pieces I use for this are legs and thighs still attached (these came from my own chickens) but yours don't have to be attached!


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24 Hr 20 Min
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pieces of chicken bone in (legs, thighs)
soy sauce
beef broth
tabasco sauce
1 medium
diced onion
diced garlic cloves

How to Make Candi's finger lickin' smokin' chicken!


  • 1Dice garlic and onion for brine. I use equal amounts of soy sauce and beef bullion (I get the 1.25qt bottle soy sauce and use the whole thing) about 5-10 dashes of tabasco (more if you like it spicier!
    place chicken in deep enough pan to cover in brine.
    cover with all brine ingredients.
    cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • 2remove chicken from brine and rinse. The pieces will be darker because of the brine.
  • 3These directions are for charcoal/wood smoke, I do not use propane.
    spread coals out evenly after lit, place wood chips on them, pour brine into a heat safe bowl to sit on the grill with the chicken! Place all chicken on grill and close.
  • 4Use the brine in the smoker to mop/brush chicken with every 15-20 minutes.
    Turn chicken after 30 minutes and continue to smoke, mopping/brushing every 15-20 minutes.
    take chicken of grill after about an hour, let rest for about 10 minutes (if you can wait that long!)
    **REMEMBER- when done, smoked chicken will be pink because of the smoking process not because it is raw!**

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About Candi's finger lickin' smokin' chicken!

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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