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From home cooking to farm-to-table cuisine, the Upstate is a place for foodies. You can enter your favorite recipes during our quarterly Carolina Eats Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. All submitted recipes will be published here for everyone to enjoy.

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Sous Vide Smoked Chicken

This recipe was submitted by Trish Lattin of Greer, SC in the Carolina Eats March Hoops Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. It takes a little time, according to Trish, but it’s the most juicy and flavorful chicken you’ll try.


3 lb chicken legs and thighs
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1.5 tablespoon each of smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, Himalayan sea salt
Dash of cayenne


Step 1

  • Pat dry chicken pieces.
  • Mix together EVOO and spices and rub on chicken.
  • Separate into 3 portions of chicken and put each portion in one gallon Ziplock bag (3 bags chicken total).
  • Place each bag of chicken into your sous vide at 167° temperature.
  • Cook 1.5 hours.

Step 2

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  • Prepare coals to medium temperature.
  • Smoke chicken for 30 minutes with desired wood choice and coals, being careful to keep chicken off direct heat.
  • Then crisp chicken over direct heat for last 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy juicy smoked chicken!

View more main dish recipes from the Carolina Eats Cookbook.

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