DOES IT WORK: Emeril Smoker Bag

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by QUITA CULPEPPER / KVUE News and Photojournalist ERIN COKER

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 5:35 PM

When you want to add a smoky flavor to your food, it's common to use plenty of wood chips and a smoker, but that's messy and can take a while. Now one product claims you can get that mesquite or hickory flavor without any fuss.

You can find famous Cajun chef Emeril Lagasse's face on a line of smoker bags.

They come ready to go with a layer of hickory wood chips inside and can be used in the oven, on the grill or a campfire.

Quita stuffed the smoker bag with plenty of veggies and some seasoned chicken breasts.

When you're done filling your bag, roll up the ends to seal it, and put it on the grill. After a while, the bag swells up like a big, smoky balloon. You can definitely smell it.

The meat is seriously juicy and so tender it practically falls apart.

The veggies are cooked through.

The food doesn't smell very smoky, but you can taste a subtle hint of smoky flavor.

The Emeril Smoker Bag gets a thumbs up. It costs $4 at Walgreens.

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