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BBQ Chicken Breast on WSM

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    BBQ Chicken Breast on WSM

    I'm going to be cooking some large bone in skin on chicken breasts on the WSM. I'm targeting a 350 temp with nothing between the meat and coals. My question is whether I should use the top or bottom rack? Would there be any difference? I'm after more of a grilled taste than a smoked taste. Thanks!

    Top rack. Bottom rack is cooler.


      If you don't have a water pan, I suspect you'll get more heat on the bottom rack. If you are leaving the water pan in, just not adding water, then top rack due to the convection effect the pan creates. I usually do chicken and turkey with water pan in, no water, top rack, and get 340-350 temps


        Yup, what the both of them said, top or bottom depending.


          Great, thank you all! I've used the empty pan in the past but wanted to try something different.


            Definitely not the best plating, but they are done.
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            • SheilaAnn
              SheilaAnn commented
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              Looks delicious!

            They look great! How were they in the taste Dept.


            • jpietrantone
              jpietrantone commented
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              Super moist and had great flavor! The smoker held 350 rock steady.

            Looks good enough to pair with PBR
            or a beverage of your choice.


            • jpietrantone
              jpietrantone commented
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              Just a Dr Pepper tonight, but it would have gone great with a Coors Light.

            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              You know, it would probably have been great with a Shiner!

            Great looking chicken!



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