Decided this weekend was a good time to try out one of Jeff's May newsletter items; Asparagus Stuffed Smoked Chicken Breasts!
Local asparagus is done now, but still had some left from my fatty smoke last week...good time to use it up. :)
Got some great chicken breasts from Costco, pounded them flat, and added some of Jeff's rub;
I pretty much followed Jeff's recipe line for line, except that I half cooked the bacon in the oven so it would be a little crispier and I added some Swiss cheese;
I kept them in the fridge over night, and then tossed them on my WSM at 225F with some Hickory and Maple;
My Buddy Finnigan keeping watch...hoping this will buy him a few leftovers....poor guy....we never ever have leftovers at our house!
Finally, after about 90 minutes or so, temps on chicken hit 165F and voila!
Turned out very tasty, the ingredients; bacon, chicken, asparagus, and Swiss were perfect together. However I am always a little disappointed when smoking chicken breast...chicken always seems better when smoking a full bird...
Anyhow, love trying out new things and this was a great meal. Cheers!