Smoked Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions

Looking to try more unique chicken breast recipes?  Try this easy recipe for smoked chicken breast with caramelized onions.  It starts in the smoker and then finishes off either on the grill or in the oven.  The smoked chicken breast will soak up all the delicious caramelized flavor as it finishes roasting in a skillet of brown, caramelized oni...

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Chicken breast halves, bone-in
Tbsp olive oil
onion, medium, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite brine recipe
Your favorite dry rub recipe
Ingredient Tips
Tip #1
Use a sweeter wood like apple or cherry instead of a more earthy wood like mesquite.  Read our article on smoking wood flavors for more information.
Tip #2
If using bone-in chicken, serve the chicken as is, or slice the meat off of the bone before eating.
Tip #3
Try adding sweet potatoes and zucchini with the onions for more variety of caramelized vegetables.
Tip #4
Serve with all vegetable and chicken drippings to be sure all of the sweet flavor makes it to the plate.

Brine chicken. Remove 1 hour prior to cooking and rinse.


Add rub on and under skin and work into meat.


Preheat smoker to 225-230 degrees Fahrenheit. Add wood chips.


Place chicken in smoker and cook about 2 hours.


Set up for indirect heat and preheat grill to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place cast iron skillet on non-heated side. Let skillet warm with the grill.


Add olive oil and onions to skillet and cook about 15 minutes, or until onions are slightly translucent.


Remove chicken from smoker and add to skillet. Carefully cover with foil (skillet is hot!) and let roast about 15 minutes until onions becomes brown and caramelized.


Remove from heat, serve with pan drippings, and enjoy.

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