OK, I gave in. It's August and 100+ outside here in the South (and Humid), but I wanted chicken... with a lemony, garlicky, smokey flavor, after work on a Tuesday evening. I have never attempted to smoke meat before, let alone on my gas grill...but, I am hardheaded and was resigned to figure it out. I had already searched out wood chips during lunchtime, so all I had to do was run by the grocery on the way home to procure the ingredients. We didn't have dinner until 8, but it was well worth the wait.
Water, Kosher Salt, Sugar, Lemons, Garlic, Parsley, Tabasco
I have brined chicken many times and it just made sense to do so in this case to help impart the lemony, garlicky flavor I was looking for. I prefer boneless skinless thighs for this recipe which take less time to brine...about 30-45 minutes.