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Biggenz 05-18-2021 08:15 AM

Sliced chicken breast and hold?
I have an event coming up that the client is instant on smoked sliced boneless skinless chicken breast. I typically use thighs and have not tried with breasts. Whatís the best method to smoke slice and hold them so they arenít dried out?

midwest_kc 05-18-2021 10:25 AM

If I had to do it, if possible I'd slice to order, and hold in chicken broth. If you have to pre slice, I would also hold in chicken broth to keep it moist.

GrillBillie_D 05-20-2021 06:40 PM

Have you tried boneless skinless thighs? I use them all the time and most people think it is breast meat. As suggested, hold in either broth or melted butter

ynotfehc 05-26-2021 10:03 PM

Get 6 or 8oz breasts, cut them in halves or thirds, shingle them in the pan with a liltle chx stock and hold them. Just because they want sliced, doesnt mean they can tell you how thick to slice them.

Concept Que 06-20-2021 06:30 PM

I just saw this and I'm sure your event is over but if you get the request in the future this might help. I brine the chicken breasts (yes they are boneless, skinless as well) first for about 45mins. in a simple brine of 1/2c kosher salt, 1/2c sugar and 1g of water. We thin slice the chicken and serve it as a bbq chicken sandwich with bacon, cheddar cheese and lettuce and our customers love it. Haven't had one complaint (knock on wood) that it's been dry.

PitPirateBBQ 06-23-2021 01:23 PM

This is an excellent question. With that Brine, can I do it over night? I am doing an event this weekend for 120 and need to do 30 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I was going to brine them overnight, then start my cook on site 2 hours before serving time.
Is brining overnight too much?

JS-TX 06-23-2021 02:07 PM

Depending on how much salt is in your brine, yes it can be too much. A typical brine of 3/4 cup of salt (plus sugar and other stuff) to a gallon of water would be ok for about 4 hours max IMO. Even this may be too much for some people, but if you have time to experiment, go for it.

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