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Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« on: March 07, 2009, 06:04:00 AM »
Sorry all......no pics on this one.  My camera says there's something wrong with my memory card and no funds to replace it.  However, did about 4 pounds of chicken breasts yesterday (they were on sale for $1.29/pound but had to buy a big package).  So, I made up a marinade for Garlic Lime breasts.

Ingredients

1/2 cup of diced onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 T fresh lime juice
3 t worcestershire sauce
1 T teriyaki sauce
2 t  ground cumin
1 t dried oregano (I like to rub in my hand so that the oils get released)
1 t sea salt
1 t ground black pepper


I left the breasts to marinate overnight.  When you first make these, there isn't a lot of marinade, so make sure to coat all breasts.  If only using a small amount of chicken (like 1 pound), you'll have plenty of marinade.  Just make sure you rotate the breasts a time or too while marinating or stick in the reveo if you have one.

I then pulled them from the marinade and smoked them in the Bradley with 2 hours of hickory at 240F until they reached the desired IT.  I also cut up some calamata olives and placed those on top of the chicken breasts while they were smoking.

They were really good and I wish I'd have had pics.

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 06:11:04 AM »
Sounds great SD!

How were they for moisture when they were done. I haven't done much for chicken breasts because I was always scared of drying them out. I guess I should be experimenting!  ;)

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 06:20:11 AM »
They were perfect for moisture.  That's why I left them to marinade overnight instead of a quick marinade session.  I would think with a Reveo, they would be fine as well.  I usually put bacon overtop of them but didn't this time and had no problems.  I also like to put these at the very top of the smoker as well.  I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but in my mind it does.

I really liked the marinade.  I found it somewhere on the net and it originally called for molasses instead of teriyaki.  However, my mollasses somehow disappeared on me (I think my daughter is to blame).  I should add that I added 2T of molasses powder to it but had a hard time picking out the molasses powder. 

The wife really liked it and I'll probably dice up some of the left over chicken breast for some chicken taco salad this afternoon.

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 07:02:50 AM »
Dang that sounds good. 
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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009, 02:27:48 PM »
SD
That does look like a good marinade.

Mike;
I only take chicken breast to 152°F - 155°F, and they never dry out.


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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 04:06:25 PM »
Thanks guys... I guess it will get added on the "to do list"... Man... when I pull out the "to do list" and unfold it... it's like an old lady with pictures of her grandkids!  :D

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 04:15:02 PM »
Sounds great, SD!

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 06:06:27 PM »
sounds great SD this is going to go on the to do list for sure.....a feller can't have too much chicken.
by the way what kinda camera do you have?
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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 06:17:39 PM »
Thanks, SD... looking for more good chicken variations.  Doing the high protien - not much of anything else diet... printed and put in the idea pile.   ;D

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 06:56:04 PM »
sounds great SD this is going to go on the to do list for sure.....a feller can't have too much chicken.
by the way what kinda camera do you have?

I have a Canon Powershot A640.  Good camera but every time I take a pic and turn it off, it says the memory card has a bad memory and I lose all the pics  ???

Thanks, SD... looking for more good chicken variations.  Doing the high protien - not much of anything else diet... printed and put in the idea pile.   ;D

You're very welcome, WCK.  My father in law (a really great guy) was just diagnosed with diabetes and he hates chicken but they recommended he eat more, so I tried to come up with something that my mother in law (a really great lady) could make him.  I really like it and I love the leftovers.  The garlic-lime twist really makes the leftovers pretty good as is or in adding to something with a mexican type flair.  I made quite a bit at one time and have had a chicken taco salad as well as a chicken fajita lunch with this and it worked great.
Thanks guys... I guess it will get added on the "to do list"... Man... when I pull out the "to do list" and unfold it... it's like an old lady with pictures of her grandkids!  :D

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 07:07:33 PM »
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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 07:42:26 PM »
Duck, I have had some of those sd cards go south, and they are not too expensive. You do not need the large capacity ones for the stuff we do. I would try a new memory card.

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 03:26:44 AM »
SD;

I've had memory cards with that problem. If you don't have any photos on it, or if you don't mind loosing the photos; try formatting the card. Your camera manual should have the instructions on how to format the card. Formatting often will isolate the bad sector of the card, and make it usable, but you should get it replaced as soon as possible.

If you have photos you don't want to use. Don't format, and don't take any more pictures. Do a search for Photo Recovery Software; but only download a recovery software from a reputable site. Once you recover the photos, you can format.



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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009, 06:38:51 AM »
Duck, I have had some of those sd cards go south, and they are not too expensive. You do not need the large capacity ones for the stuff we do. I would try a new memory card.

Everything these days is too expensive, SS.  Elkhart is now up to 20% unemployment and just heard word that Monaco is going to be cutting upwards of 450 jobs.  That should push our numbers up pretty good.

SD;

I've had memory cards with that problem. If you don't have any photos on it, or if you don't mind loosing the photos; try formatting the card. Your camera manual should have the instructions on how to format the card. Formatting often will isolate the bad sector of the card, and make it usable, but you should get it replaced as soon as possible.

If you have photos you don't want to use. Don't format, and don't take any more pictures. Do a search for Photo Recovery Software; but only download a recovery software from a reputable site. Once you recover the photos, you can format.



I've done the format thing on it , Habs and I still get the memory error.  I've got another one on the way.  Deb is apparently a tech geek and said she had a bunch of them, so she's sending me another one. (Thanks Deb!)

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Re: Smoked Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts with Olives
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009, 09:47:35 PM »
I new that girl was special.  Way to go Deb.  We get more Duck Food Porn.   :D
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