How to Smoke Meat on the Stove Top

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Middle son, Zac, built a cool smoker out of a 55-gal. drum and used auto engine red paint to pretty it up. He’s still on the hunt for a domed charcoal grill lid, but until then, the meats he smokes have all had a low profile. It has two racks and I’m thinking there’s plenty of room right now to stand the chickens up on beer can cookers on the lower rack. Everything he’s smoked so far has tasted beyond fantastic! The smell alone will knock you off your feet! 😋 He’s not always on hand to smoke whatever I want, whenever I want. Here’s How To Smoke Meat on the Stove Top.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessHow to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessHow to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessHow incredible do those chickens look? Let me tell you, the flavor is out of this world. But those were cooked outside on the big smoker. One taste and I was hooked. Smoking meat packs a ton of deliciousness into my keto/low carb lunches. Don’t even get me started on what it does to boring old chicken salad! 😁

But look at this beauty smoked indoors! 🤣😂 Okay, so it’s pretty much butt ugly, but that doesn’t matter. It’s all about the taste. LOLHow to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessIt’s much easier to get gorgeous looking pieces by placing them on a baking sheet under the oven broiler for a few minutes after they’re done smoking. 😁

How to Smoke Chicken on the Stove Top

If you don’t already own a large lidded stock pot or waterbath canner, flea markets and yard sales are a good place to look for one on the cheap. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace might have good used ones, too.

You’ll need:

Whatever you intend to smoke
Your favorite seasonings (NOT barbeque sauce). Butt Rub is a good choice, along with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
Heavy duty aluminum foil (lots of it)
Small wood chips or sawdust used for smoking food
A round fryer basket turned upside down for a whole trussed chicken, or large wadded balls of foil, and a round mesh grilling screen (found at Dollar General, Walmart, etc.) for chicken pieces.

  1. Place the pot on a front burner.
  2. Put a single layer of foil in the bottom (cup the edges a little).How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness
  3. Place a small pile of wood chips/shavings (about 1 cup) in the center of the foil.
  4. Cover with another piece of foil.
  5. Place your fryer basket upside down in the center or place the foil wads in locations to support the mesh grilling screen.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness
  6. Lightly spray with oil.
  7. Place seasoned chicken or pieces on the mesh.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessHow to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness
  8. Put the lid on a lock firmly in place with copious amounts of foil to prevent the smoke from escaping (however, some little tendrils might). Turn the exhaust fan on.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness
  9. Turn the burner on high for a minute or so, until you hear the wood start sizzling and smell it smoking.
  10. Turn the heat down to Low/Simmer and begin timing for approximately 1.5 hours.
  11. Turn the burner off and carefully carry the pot outside before removing the lid.
  12. Your house will smell heavenly for a few days, but there shouldn’t be any signs of smoke.
  13. If your chicken isn’t completely cooked, place on a baking sheet and continue roasting in the oven until the internal temp in the thigh is 165° and the juices run clear.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary CraftinessHow to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness
  14. Eat as is or pull off the bone for future use.How to Smoke Meat on a Stove Top | Culinary Craftiness

How To Smoke Meat on the Stove Top

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

How To Smoke Meat on the Stove Top

Recipe by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness

Ingredients

  • Whatever you intend to smoke
  • Your favorite seasonings (NOT barbeque sauce). Butt Rub is a good choice, along with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil (lots of it)
  • Small wood chips or sawdust used for smoking food
  • A round fryer basket turned upside down for a whole trussed chicken, or large wadded balls of foil, and a round mesh grilling screen (found at Dollar General, Walmart, etc.) for chicken pieces.

Instructions

  1. Place the pot on a front burner.
  2. Put a single layer of foil in the bottom (cup the edges a little).
  3. Place a small pile of wood chips/shavings (about a 1 cup) in the center of the foil.
  4. Cover with another piece of foil.
  5. Place your fryer basket upside down in the center or place the foil wads in locations to support the mesh grilling screen.
  6. Lightly spray with oil.
  7. Place seasoned chicken or pieces on the mesh.
  8. Put the lid on and lock firmly in place with copious amounts of foil to prevent the smoke from escaping (however, some little tendrils might). Turn on the exhaust fan.
  9. Turn the burner on high for a minute or so, until you hear the wood start sizzling and smell it smoking.
  10. Turn the heat down to Low/Simmer and begin timing for approximately 1.5 hours.
  11. Turn the burner off and carefully carry the pot outside before removing the lid.
  12. Your house will smell heavenly for a few days, but there shouldn't be any signs of smoke.
  13. If your chicken isn't completely cooked, place on a baking sheet and continue roasting in the oven until the internal temp in the thigh is 165° and the juices run clear.
  14. Eat as is or pull off the bone for future use.

Notes

If you don't already own a large lidded stock pot or waterbath canner, flea markets and yard sales are a good place to look for one on the cheap. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace might have good used ones, too.

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