Simple Smoked Chicken Sticks

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I tried really hard to mess this recipe up and it still turned out tasty!  I don’t know where my brain was while I was preparing it but it wasn’t functioning for sure.  I found this recipe on another blogger’s site after she liked one of my recent posts.  (I thought it only right to go and see who this person was and check out what she might have on her blog!  You should check her out too.  I’ve linked her below)

Since I’m trying to prepare fewer red meat meals for my family, I thought this one might be a good one to try.  Chicken, especially chicken breasts, often have very little flavor and I can’t stand to eat leftover chicken….BUT with this recipe, I’m looking forward to the leftovers.

So on the greengourmetbooks.com you will find:

Simple Smoked Chicken Picnic Sticks

I used

  • 3 large chicken breasts and cut them in 1″ wide strips but then cut those down to where they were nice, finger food size. This made enough for my family of four.

Then I doubled the “rub” because remember, I LOVE flavor.

So mine was:

  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika  (Yes, they make this.  If your spice jar just says “paprika” then you don’t have smoked, you have sweet. Purchase the one that says “smoked paprika” evidently there is also a “hot paprika” too)
  • 4 teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Of course this would be “brain blink” #1—-I forgot to put the olive oil in until I had rubbed the spice mix on half of my chicken.  So then I sprayed the already rubbed chicken with cooking spray and since 1/2 of the rub was gone I then only added 1 T of Olive Oil….see what I mean by trying hard)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (This would be “brain blink” #2—I forgot this altogether.  My handsome fella loves salt so I remembered about 12 minutes into the baking and pulled them out and sprinkled everything with salt and pepper.)

Lori at greengourmetbooks.com says that these are great served cold for a picnic or bagged lunch OR serve hot on a bed of rice for a family dinner.  Well, that would be “brain blink” #3…I forgot to make the rice and had every intention of preparing it.

So we just ate ours with the corn-on-the-cob, Ranch Style beans, and apple slices- no rice.

This is a winner of a recipe—even my child that had been running fever all day ate some without being asked to eat.  We will be having this again—maybe next time for a picnic in the park!

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2 responses »

  1. Tell Brad he doesn’t need the salt! You can eat the salt for both of you since it helps you!! Got my eye layered today..cataract skin had sagged and that was why I wasn’t seeing well out of my right eye. I drove home, blind in one eye! We had roast with veggies in the crock pot tonight..it cooked while I was getting my eye put out! Yummy.

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