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Polynesian chicken, smoke or no smoke?

Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,724
I have some chicken breasts in a Polynesian marinade right now and was wondering if some smoke would enhance the taste or throw it off.

I’m not familiar with the Polynesian flavor so it’s hard to guess if adding smoke will make it better. I was thinking of using some peach chips. 

Any advice appreciated. 
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,537
    IMHO I'd cook them under 275 to keep the flavor of marinade in.

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,300
    Subtle smoke would be good.  Fruit wood, grapevine etc.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,534
    I've made huli huli chicken twice, which is the only Polynesian cooking I can lay claim to (well that and Spam musubi). Traditionally, its apparently done over mesquite.

    But use whatever you want. Your groceries, your cook. Don't let anyone tell you what to do. I think some smoke would be great, and personally prefer fruit woods over others (as suggested by @bgebrent above). 

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