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Smoked Jalapeno Ranch Chicken

Smoked Jalapeno Ranch Chicken

You'll need some extra napkins for this juicy smoked jalapeno ranch chicken smothered in jalapeno ranch dressing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, jalapeno, ranch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 634 kcal
Author Christie Vanover

Ingredients

  • 5 lb whole chicken
  • 1 jalapeno
  • .4 oz buttermilk ranch dressing & seasoning mix packet
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

  • 1 jalapeno
  • .4 oz buttermilk ranch dressing & seasoning mix packet
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Pickled Red Onions

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 red onion sliced

Garnish

  • jalapenos sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat the smoker to 350-375 degrees.
  2. Remove the stem from the jalapeno. Chop finely or pulse in a food processor. Combine with the ranch mix, salt, pepper, paprika and olive oil.
  3. Rinse the chicken. Remove the giblets from the cavity. Pat it dry. Rub the jalapeno ranch mix all over the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken on the smoker. Close the lid and smoke for about 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Drizzle with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Garnish with jalapeno slices and pickled red onions.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

  1. Remove the stem from the jalapeno. Chop finely or pulse in a food processor. Combine with the ranch mix, milk, Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Refrigerate while the chicken is smoking.

Pickled Red Onions

  1. Heat the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a small pot until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in the onions. Remove from heat and let steep while the chicken cooks.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Jalapeno Ranch Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 420mg12%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.