This weekend's chicken smoke

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Jun 21, 2007
While my chicken thighs are defrosting in the fridge, I'm preparing my brine.
1 gal. water
3/4 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Chimayo mild chile powder
1 tablespoon sweet smoked Spanish paprika
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon lemon peel

I plan to marinade the thighs for 1 1/2 hrs. in the fridge and then put them to smoke at 275 for 1 1/2 hrs. using mesquite wood.

I'll be taking Q Views as I go along. Wish me well...
Good luck with your smoke. I'll be looking for your Q-view and progress reports. Got a pork butt marinating in pineapple juice myself. It will find the smoker Friday.
I'm in Casa Grande..What time is dinner?
Sounds yummy, looking forward to hearing of your success. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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