I'm a rookie smoker doing my 3rd smoke yesterday. I decided on bacon wrapped boneless chicken breasts and the ever popular ABT's. I started with fresh boneless chicken breasts and marinated them in Italian dressing for about 4 hours. I patted the chicken dry with paper towels and applied my homemade rub. The rub consisted of paprika, sea salt, pepper, garlic salt, dry mustard, sugar and being from the eastern shore oh course Old Bay. I then wrapped them in bacon and prepared them to go on the smoker.
I also was curious and had a craving for ABT's. I see a lot of posts on here so why not. I even used a couple small bell peppers for the people that don't like a lot of heat. I browned some sausage with onion powder and minced garlic. Drained it and let it cool. I added it to a bowl with a block of cream cheese and being the cheese lover, a handfull or two of shredded cheddar. I sliced the jalapenos in half and gutted them. I spooned in the mixture then wrapped them with bacon.
I managed to get all the above on my smoker, trust me it was a challenge. I smoked all the above at 250 for 2 hours. I reached internal temp of 165 right at the 2 hour mark. I used my charcoal offset smoker and used cherry chips for extra flavor.
Here is the finished product. The chicken was a touch salty probably because of the bacon which I can cut down on the salt next time. But it was moist and flavorful. The jalapenos were awesome. I can see a new addiction coming with those.