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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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6

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
 

  • Heat the smoker to 350-375 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Rinse the chicken. Remove the giblets from the cavity. Pat it dry. Rub the jalapeno ranch mix all over the chicken.
  • Place the chicken on the smoker. Close the lid and smoke for about 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Drizzle with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Garnish with jalapeno slices and pickled red onions.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

  • 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

  • Heat the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a small pot until the sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in the onions. Remove from heat and let steep while the chicken cooks.

Nutrition

Calories: 634kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 36gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 740mgPotassium: 420mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 430IUVitamin C: 9.8mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1.7mg
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