If you’re a fan of curried chicken salad, then you are absolutely going to love this recipe.
For the past 4 years, Jorge and I have smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving using a regular charcoal grill. Results are stellar, but the process is far from hands-off. Well, the good people over at Char-Broil recently sent me this Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker, and I’ll have to say, it makes smoking so easy. Simply place meat (or fish, or fruit or whatever) on the racks, add wood chips, set a temp/time, and walk away! The unit will regulate the heat source to maintain an even temperature, and one box of wood chips will last up to 10 to 12 hours! You can cook by setting a time or by internal temperature (measured with an attached probe). And the smoker even comes with a remote, so you can monitor temperature and time from inside the house. I’m not an expert at smoking, but the chicken I smoked for this recipe came out tender and juicy with a mouthwatering smoky flavor. So simple! Continue reading for some shots of the smoker plus a flavor-packed recipe from one of my new favorite San Diego restaurants.