Smoked chicken breast

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Smoked chicken breast

Main Serves 2 1h 5 min
A handful of hardwood shavings and any Weber style barbecue with a lid is all you need. It really only needs 30 minutes in the smoke then it can be finished off in the oven or, even better, in a steamer.


  • 2 chicken fillets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 1h
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 130°C/Gas 1. Remove the skin from the chicken. Sprinkle a heaped teaspoon of salt over all sides of two chicken fillets. Leave for at least 2 hours.
  • Step 2

    Rinse off, pat dry with kitchen paper and brush with olive oil. Smoke over smoldering hardwood shavings for 30-60 minutes, depending on density of smoke (less smoke means it will need longer).
  • Step 3

    Transfer the oven until fully cooked. A meat thermometer is best but if not, insert a skewer into the thickest part of the breast - if the juices run clear then it is cooked.

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