We got a brand new, free smoker (the kind you cook in). We have used it a few times and surprisingly the simple chicken won over the turkey and beef. There is something to be said about smoking food although, I can only speak for poultry and beef. The smokiness is two fold. It makes the food delicious and it fills my house with air that makes one cough. (The smoker is outside but it comes in through the window, which gets closed, very quickly.)
I hate to admit it but I was not really tuned in to my husband. Our conversation went like this.
Husband: I need a marinade.
Me: Uh Huh.
H: Would you find a marinade for me?
M: Uh Huh.
H: I want to do this now so it will marinate overnight.
H: So, will you get me a marinade?
M: (springing to action) )I remembered seeing one online using balsamic vinegar so I did a search and found the following at CD Kitchen.
Balsamic Smoked Chicken
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 whole chicken
Combine the marinade ingredients. Place chicken in a resealable bag.
Add marinade and seal closed, removing as much air as possible from the bag.
When ready to grill remove from marinade, discard the excess marinade and grill until chicken is fork tender and no pink remains. Hubby was in charge of the grilling and I don’t know how long it was in the smoker.It was succulent and had the smoky flavor permeating every pore. It stole the show.
This is linked to Made From Scratch Monday