Here is a really quick and easy way to smoke chicken. You don't need a smoker and is ideal for gas BBQs.
What you will need is:
a roasting dish (preferably one that can get a bit blackened on the BBQ)
a cake cooling rack that fits inside the roasting dish (not the wife's best one!)
a roll of tinfoil (the wider the better)
Jasmine Tea Smoke Mixture
2 tbsp of loose leaf Jasmine tea (can be bought in bulk, cheaply from Asian grocery stores)
2 tbsp of Jasmine rice
2 tbsp of brown sugar
This is enough to smoke two chicken breasts. The mixture will keep for weeks in an airtight container so make up a bigger batch and keep it in the pantry.
Pre-heat the BBQ to 200-225oC.
Mix ingredients together then sprinkle evenly over the bottom of the roasting dish that has been lined with tin foil. Place the dish directly onto the grill plate of the BBQ and wait until the mixture just starts to smoke. Place the cake rack into the dish with two chicken breasts on it. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover the entire dish tightly with tin foil to ensure no smoke escapes during cooking. This is why a wider roll of tin foil is better.
Reduce the heat on the BBQ to 175oC, drop the lid and let it cook for 25mins. Then remove the dish from the heat and let stand for 5-10mins before serving.
My wife claims this is the best smoked chicken she has ever tasted! Sliced or shredded, it is perfect in a green salad. I love it because it is so quick and easy to prepare (and to clean up).
To jazz it up a bit why not try tasty rubs or marinades such as Cajun, Tandoori or Moroccan Harissa or Chermula. I have found squeezing some lemon or lime juice over the chicken at the end of cooking adds a little something too!
Of course the tea smoke mixture can be used for fish as well. Just reduce the cooking time by about half.