The first time I ever had this honey smoked chicken recipe was when my Aunt Yuki made it for us when we were little and I’ve loved it ever since. While the honey smoked chicken was initially done in the oven it is so much better on the Big Green Egg. When cooked on the BGE you will get a hint of that delicious smoke flavor along with it!
Honey Smoked Chicken Ingredients
- 1/3 cup – Butter
- 1/3 cup – Honey
- 4 teaspoons – Prepared Mustard
- 1 teaspoon – Curry Powder
- 4-6 each – Skinless Chicken Breasts
How to Prepare Honey Smoked Chicken?
While you can make the marinade for the honey smoked chicken on the Big Green Egg it is just as easy to make it on the stove top in a cast iron skillet then transfer it to the egg, which is what I’ll be doing here as it is currently winter here in Michigan.
To prepare the honey smoked chicken start out by melting the butter in a cast irons skillet.
Once the butter is almost melted add the honey.
Followed by the mustard.
Finally the the powdered curry.
Mix all ingredients in the cast iron skillet thoroughly and then the marinade for the honey smoked chicken is complete.
Next, simply add the chicken to the cast iron pan.
Begin to baste the chicken with the freshly made honey based marinating sauce.
Continue basting the chicken with the sauce until they are all completely covered. Once complete it is time to get them on the Big Green Egg to be smoked.
How to Cook Honey Smoked Chicken on the Big Green Egg?
This delicious honey smoked chicken is cooked on the Big Green Egg four about an hour. Get the BGE dialed into 350 degrees and ready for an indirect cook. The plate setter / conv”egg”tor should be placed in the BGE with the feet facing up.
When cooking the honey smoked chicken, simply baste it every 15 minutes. The chicken can be pulled when it reaches a safe internal temperature, which according to the USDA is 165 degrees.
Once the chicken has hit the minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees it is ready to be pulled off the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe and served. While the chicken alone is excellent as is, it is also great served on top of rice in which you can use the remaining marinade as a delicious sauce on the chicken. A favorite site with this recipe would also be garlic broccoli or green beans with chicken bouillon.
Deliciously juicy chicken that delivers an amazing honey flavor with a hint of curry. This is another one of those recipes that you just can't go wrong with.
- 4-6 Each Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 1/3 Cup Butter
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 4 Teaspoons Yellow Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon Salt (this can also be omitted)
- 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
- Fire up the Big Green Egg (or Kamado Joe) and get it dialed into around 350
degrees. This is an indirect cook with the plate setter / conv"egg"tor
with the feet facing upward.
- Lightly heat cast iron pan on either the Big Green Egg or stove top. Add butter and heat until melted.
- Mix in remaining ingredients (honey, mustard, salt & curry powder).
- Place chicken in cast iron skillet and baste until covered.
- Place cast iron skillet and chicken on the Big Green Egg (which should be dialed into about 350 degrees).
- Cook for about an hour basting the chicken every 15 minutes. Pull once the
chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees per the USDA
recommendation for chicken.
Honey Smoked Chicken is delicious as it but if you enjoy rice, it is also great served over freshly cooked white rice. The remaining sauce in the pan is also excellent when used as a gravy over the rice.