Was looking for something to smoke this weekend and didn't have much time on Saturday to sit by the smoker....so decided to try out one of Jeff's Newsletter Smokes...Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers!
Basically followed the recipe and process to the letter; cleaned and portioned some great chicken thighs, tossed them in a Ziploc with some rub and olive oil overnight. and began building my skewers;
Oh, one thing I did do a little different was semi-cook the bacon in the oven in order to avoid the bacon from being underdone and allowing the chicken to stay moist.
Got my BGE ready and decided to smoke these puppies with Pear and Olive;
Drizzled a little bbq sauce at the start and half way...and after a few hours I pulled them out;
Verdict; The family went crazy for them....but I think they were over done. I think my first mistake was setting the timer for two hours (as was recommended)....I never cook by time so it was a stupid move on my part.
After the timer went off, some pieces I probed were at or over 180...which could have been why they were not as moist as I would have hoped.
Bacon was perfect and overall the taste was amazing...next time will start probing much sooner to get a little more moisture from the chicken.