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Any Ideas On What To Do With My Smoked Chicken?

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DP bought a smoker this week and wanted to test it out. Ribs and whole chicken were on sale. I rubbbed the ribs with oriental 5 spice flour and salt, and we used the 3-2-1 rule (three hours on the grill at 220 degrees with the rub, 2 hours in aluminum foil and 1 hour with basting a sauce out of the foil). I prepped the 5 lb. chicken (cost $5) with lemon juice and whole garlic and asked him please not to put a sauce on it. Amazingly, he didn't.

The ribs were very good, but the chicken is out of this world! Does anyone have ideas about how to use the rest of my smoked chicken? There's quite a bit left over. (Can't do quinoa, BTW.)

We smoked a butternut squash too. Yum! (Have leftovers of that too.)

I would appreciate any/all recipe ideas. The only thing I can think of is salads, and I'm getting tired of salads.

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Pizza in some form? Maybe smoked Gouda or feta with moz? Tacos? Or nachos? Put chicken, with tomatoes, red pep, smoke squash, avocado, etc on soft corn tortillas. Or spray corn tortillas with oil and bake at 350 until crunchy, then top. Cream sauce on pasta. Had something like this once cream sauce, corn, red pepper on pasta ( something made it spicy) Rice,black beans, salsa, etc. Pretty much anything you would do with chicken or ham. just cut up and eat with cheese and crackers. On rice cakes with spinach leaves and a bit of salad dressing.

Now I want a smoked chicken!

Edit: couldn't see what you can't have when typing. Omit the corn and the cheese. The chicken should have enough flavor.

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Pizza in some form? Maybe smoked Gouda or feta with moz? Tacos? Or nachos? Put chicken, with tomatoes, red pep, smoke squash, avocado, etc on soft corn tortillas. Or spray corn tortillas with oil and bake at 350 until crunchy, then top. Cream sauce on pasta. Had something like this once cream sauce, corn, red pepper on pasta ( something made it spicy) Rice,black beans, salsa, etc. Pretty much anything you would do with chicken or ham. just cut up and eat with cheese and crackers. On rice cakes with spinach leaves and a bit of salad dressing.

Now I want a smoked chicken!

Edit: couldn't see what you can't have when typing. Omit the corn and the cheese. The chicken should have enough flavor.

I think I'm ready for a corn challenge! (I haven't updated my tag, I actually can have dairy now.) Thank you for your suggestions, they sound yummy! :)

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I think I'm ready for a corn challenge! (I haven't updated my tag, I actually can have dairy now.) Thank you for your suggestions, they sound yummy! :)

Well...Drats! I thought maybe I was going to have to eat the chicken for you!

Actually, I have grilled chicken from last night. We are having BBQ chicken pizza - use a tomato spicy BBQ sauce in place of marinara.

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Smoked chicken is great in dishes such as jambalaya. Why not chicken pot pie or chicken and dumplings or Chicken a la King? There are gluten-free versions. Or perhaps dice, add to some aioli with perhaps smoked paprika and make an interesting chicken salad (sandwich). Oooooh....how about chicken rillettes? YUM. White chicken chili, mole negro, chicken gumbo, quesidillas, or chicken ragout on creamy polenta would work well. Lastly, creamed chicken with mushroom duxelles on toast (if you can find a decent bread, that is). Wait - one more. Shred it like pulled pork - add some mango puree to the sauce for a slightly sweet but delicious flavour.

How is your butternut squash flavoured? You can puree it to make soup or if you are feeling like making pasta, it makes a fabulous filling with fresh sage and butter sauce. Or how about adding it to risotto? I just love butternut squash risotto. You can also puree it and sprinkle with pepitas and some interesting exotic spices. Or maybe make an infused oil (i.e. garlic and sage) and drizzle over it.

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Lightly saute 1/4 cup onion and 2T chopped green pepper. Add a box of Pacific condensed cream of mushroom soup, chopped chicken, a little pimento, salt & pepper. Serve this over canned or fresh steamed asparagus. It's also good over toast. With a fruit salad, this makes a good, quick meal. Even non-gluten-free husband likes it.

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Thank you so much for the great ideas, Karen, Love2Travel, and mbrooks!

You're making me hungry!

And Karen, love the new look (American Flag), and your sense of humor! gluten-free Sista, I'd deliver smoked chicken if you were in my 'hood!

I made the sauce for the ribs the night before in my crockpot. I guess it's good because I asked DP if he minded if I gave our good friends a jar of it (jelly jar, mind you) and he said "NO, we're keeping that".

The smoker was on sale for $50 and some change at Home Depot. Since we can cook out nearly year round I think it was a worthy purchase. My compadre loves to watch sports and grill on the weekend.

I found some delectable recipes for smoked fish and shrimp on the internet. And for stuffed poblano peppers with chicken and smoked gouda cheese. I'm thinking since I have smoked chicken I should use a creamy mexican cheese.

I have fresh asparagus, brooks, so I'm all over your recipe.

Love, I had to laugh because I flavored the squash with balsamic syrup, minced onion and s&p. It was delicious. I'm looking forward to researching your menu suggestions.

Thanks again, everyone. :D

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