I’ve Started Smoking @ASmokeGrills

So, like I said, I got a portable ASmoke portable applewood grill.

Cat not included.

And I’ve been grilling and I started:

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No, I’m not an affiliate and am not being compensated in any way for saying how much I love this grill. Dammit.

I scored a chicken at the farmers market, and I smoked that sucker.

I sprayed it inside and out with olive oil and seasoned it inside and out with salt, pepper, and this-and-that. You know how I do. I tucked a li’l baby onion inside. Going forward, I’ll put it in a larger pan and also put it on a wee li’l grate to hold it out of its own juices. Maybe. But definitely a larger pan. I drained off most of the delicious juices (which I used to enrich the broth for the chicken and dumplings I made with the leftovers) before I took this picture.

This grill is so MomGoth-proof … I mean fool-proof, it has a SMOKE setting. I just set it to SMOKE, popped this bird in, closed the lid, and checked on it every so often. There’s a plug-in electronic thermometer, so I could monitor the internal temperature of the bird.

Y’all, even the white meat was juicy. Do you know how rare that is for me, to have thoroughly cooked but juicy white meat? Very, that’s how.

You know to cook turkey low and slow. I’m here to tell you that you might want to consider cooking chicken that way, too, whether on a smoker or in the oven.

I am a happy non-camper!

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “I’ve Started Smoking @ASmokeGrills

  1. Dan Antion

    May 25, 2021 at 7:09am

    I do like the way chicken turns out when I smoke them. That juicy white meat is the best.

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      Marian Allen

      May 26, 2021 at 8:45am

      It’s so cool to be able to just pop out and load the pellets and turn on the grill, and in the time it would take the oven to warm up, it’s ready to go. I can grill on the spur of the moment. I’m VERY happy with it, and the customer service is phenomenal. I think they’re fairly inexpensive, too; I got mine when they were crowdfunding, so I got mine at a discount.

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