Grilling Notes - Stuffed Chicken Breasts Monday - 11 January 2021

Sscottfitz

Well-known member
Messages
93
Location
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Grill(s) owned
  1. Trailblazer
  2. Bullseye
This is a grill event that I mostly captured from a comment in one of the Recteq F'Book groups. It sounded good, so I copy, pasted, and sent it to the "Main Chef", she said, yep lets do it, and walla, here we are. It's good she has a clue what she's doing because after reading the post, my "mental concept" of doing the the stuffing was totally different than her's was, but I'm smart enough to know when to defer to her thought processes, ESPECIALLY when it comes to cooking.......I'm just the "Grill Operator"....... I will also note, I probably incorrectly used the term "Stuffed" in my title, but you'll notice in the accompanying pictures, the breasts were actually butterflied, and tooth picked back together for the smoking and grilling event.


  • Grill Location: Hot Springs Village, AR.; 34 37 60.0N 92 54 55.4W - a NON-Rainy Monday afternoon (We had almost 5" of rain + ~ 5 snowflakes over the last week and a half....
  • Weather at time of Grill: Clear, Sunny, and Cool Temp ~47F, Humidity 46%
  • Total Grill Time: ~1 Hr. 53 Min (15:31 - 17:24 CST)
  • Total Event Time: ~2 Hr, 25 Min Includes Chicken Breast Prep/stuffing, bacon prep, plating, up to ready to eat.
  • Grill Plates: No
  • Grill Mat: Yes
  • Temp Probes: Hand Held Prop only for the final part of the cook
  • Pellets Used: Rec Tec Ultimate Blend

  • Meat & Meat Prep
    • Meat: 2 ea. medium sized Chicken Breasts from Walmart (Tysons) - (Came from a package of 4, other two were stored in the freezer)
    • Total Meat Prep Time: Not including the thaw period, ~27 min, Butterflied the breasts to allow for "stuffing", (Cream Cheese, Mozerra Cheese, Asparagus, Onions, Bell Peppers, & Garlic Paste) Used Dizzy Pig's Fajitsh Seasoning as an external rub.
    • Meat on the grill ~15:41 CST, (Smoked at low setting for ~1 hr) - then on for ~25 min to achieve a meat temp of ~165

  • Sides:
    • Spinach & Blue Berry Salad w/ Vinaigrette dressing
    • Rice Pilaf (Jasmine Rice, Bell Peppers, Yellow Squash, Onions, Cjicken Broth, Butter) - stir fried, browned, & oven baked at 375 ~30 min.

Misc Grill Observations - all times are CST
  • Grill Start to Target Temp Smoke: 50 F to Smoke 180 F ~10 min (15:31 - 15:38 CST)
    • Smoked for ~60 min
  • Grill Smoke Setting to 325F: ~8 min (16:38 - 16:46 CST)

General Comments:

  • First time we've ever tried "stuffed chicken breasts", but it certainly WON'T be our last - it was a pretty tasty eat! (Hounds got NO left over treats tonight)
  • The Trailblazer performed flawlessly during both the smoking session as well as the higher temp finale - I really don't have anything bad to say about this grill. although she definitely needs a good cleaning on the outside, I'm thinking this will be a perfect task for our "Barkeepers Friend".
  • I am working up to my first attempt at Beef Jerky later in the week - picked up a cheap flank steak last week, it should be a good candidate to become Jerky......
 

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sdynak

Well-known member
Messages
290
Location
Bayville, NJ
Grill(s) owned
  1. Bull
  2. Matador
UMM.. YUM!!

The only thing I think I would do differently is lick that plate clean :)

Looking forward to the jerky outcome. Been doing mine in a Ninja Foodi for about a year now and comes out ok so keep using the method and looking for others.
 

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