Easy Smoked Chicken

Easy Smoked Chicken

Craving homemade smoked chicken that's both authentic and easy to prepare? This recipe offers a simple, quick method to create tender, delicious, and healthy smoked chicken using the Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill. Perfect for those looking to enjoy smoked chicken without the hassle of building a traditional smokehouse. Ideal for any chicken lover seeking a straightforward and impressive dish.


Whole chicken
1 piece
or your preferred sections (thighs, wings, breast)
Boiling water
1.5 l
100 g
Laurel leaves
2 pieces
Whole black pepper
10 pieces
Garlic cloves
2 pieces

Step by step

Step 1

Prepare the spices for the brine, slice the garlic thinly.

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Step 2

Mix the spices in 1.5 liters of boiling water until the salt dissolves, cool for 2-3 hours.

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Step 3

Cut the chicken along the breast with a knife.

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Step 4

Use kitchen scissors to split the chicken into two halves.

This step is optional, whole chicken requires more brine and a larger bowl.

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Step 5

Place the chicken halves in a bowl, cover with brine ensuring it's fully submerged.

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Step 6

Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 12 hours.

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Step 7

Turn and move the chicken in the brine, then marinate for another 12 hours.

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Step 8

Remove the chicken from the brine, pat dry, and leave it to dry further for 2-3 hours.

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Step 9

Now you can smoke it in a classic smoker, but we were lucky enough to receive and test the new Ninja Woodfire smoker grill.

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Step 10

Prepare the grill: place a handful of pellets and set the tray for fat drainage.

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Step 11

Select the Smoker mode on the grill and start the preheating process.

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Step 12

Place the chicken skin-side up on the grill, close the lid to start smoking.

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Step 13

Adjust the temperature to 120 degrees and smoke for 2 hours. Check periodically for pellet refill.

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Step 14

After 2 hours, the chicken should be perfectly smoked and cooked. Brush with fat from the pan for added flavor.

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Step 15

Remove from the smoker and let it cool slightly.

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Step 16

Portion and serve with your favorite side dish or in sandwiches.

Enjoy your tender, delicious, and perfectly smoked chicken!

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Quantity: 1 piece
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 200 min
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