I've been playing around with smoking naked foods with minimal prep lately to see just how good things can taste without rubs, sauce, or exotic preparations. We are only using smoke for the flavor. So far my wife and I have been pleased with the results and plan to continue this trend.
This week I tried 3 pork chops because they were on sale for $3 , and 4 humungus skinless boneless chicken breasts because they were on sale for $6, and I'm trying to eat more healthy. I made a simple brine(water,sugar,salt) and soaked everything in the fridge for about 4 hours because I was concerned the chicken would dry out.
I set the IQ110 for 225 with two small pieces of apple and one small piece of hickory on the fire and apple juice in the pan.
Everything tasted great and was moist and juicy. Chicken meat comes out great
At 225, and contrary to what some say it did not dry out.
Pork chops (we ate the third one while taking the photo)
Chicken breast, man was it good.
I know my hands were filthy. I was working in the shop when the bell rang and only gave them a quick wash.
I will probably make it this way from now on with some sort of glaze, or lemon rosemary thing, near the end to make it shine when company is over.
Give naked food a try, you may like it.