Amazing Grilled Chicken by Josie

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by smokinvegasbaby, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Happy Saturday SMF buddies.  My "Foodie Customers" busted my chops for being MIA for the last couple of weeks.  I had to tell them about the 3 catering gigs back to back that kept me super busy.  So today I fired up my smoker and grill.  I made "Awesome Grilled Chicken" and Smoked St. Louis Ribs using almond wood.  I will post my ribs in the pig section tomorrow.  Here's my recipe and bbq-views.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!

    Here's the ingredients for my brine;

    8 cups water

    1 tablespoon hot sauce

    1/4 cup soy sauce

    2 tablespoons kosher salt

    5 cloves garlic, smashed

    sprigs of fresh thyme

    1 orange

    1 medium onion

    1 tablespoon Juniper Berries

    1 tablespoon Aleppo Pepper Flakes (you can substitute red pepper flakes if you want)

    1 cup brown sugar

    I sliced, diced, smashed and measured all the ingredients and added to a large container with 8 cups of water

    I cut up 3 whole chicken into pieces and added to my brine. I refrigerated my chicken overnight for a maximum flavor punch....

    I put the backs into a vacuum sealed bag and tagged it.  Will freeze for future use like making chicken broth!

    The next day I removed the chicken from the brine.  I rinsed off each piece and drained on a wire rack lined with paper towels.  I dried chicken pieces before I went to the next step.

    I coated chicken pieces with Ranch Dressing.  Tossed to make sure all the pieces were completely covered.

    Then I sprinkled chicken pieces with MY "bird rub" - feel free to use YOUR favorite "bird rub".  Make sure chicken is sprinkled on both sides with the "bird rub"

    I placed all my chicken on a hot grill and grilled about 6-8 minutes or just long enough to get some grill flavor and grill marks on the chicken

    Paint the chicken pieces with your favorite barbecue sauce on both sides. 

    I removed the chicken to a large baking pan and covered with foil.  I will finish cooking my chicken in the oven today because I have 2 more batches to grill.

    I cooked my chicken in a 325 degree oven for 40 minutes.  The cooking time will depend on your oven.  Just make sure you cook the chicken to the proper internal temp.  My chicken just happened to be done when my 4 Cheese Mac n' Cheese was done so you know I had to sample both..........the flavor of both was off the charts delish!

    I received my Maverick ET733 today in the mail thanks to Todd of A-Maze-N Products.  It arrived at the perfect time. I ordered this product on-line and paid full price for it BEFORE I knew there was a "Christmas Offer" on the SMF site.  I contacted Todd and he was kind enough to give me the Christmas discount.  Now that is GREAT customer service!  Thanks again Todd you are the best!  I will have to buy something else so I can use my 10% off discount.........oh heck a girl can always use more smoking gadgets!  Be Blessed SMF friends and have a Merry Christmas.  Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby

  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that my friend, is a heckuva comeback!

    Oh my, that brine! That pic made me want to have a sip of it!

    But, the final shots were :drool

    Points for making me hungry!

    P.S., sure glad I don't cater anymore! I actually enjoy this time of year again! :biggrin:
  3. thanks for the points CB...........sipping the brine now that's funny[​IMG]

    Have a Merry Christmas my smoking friend!

  4.  That looks like some dandy chicken, Josie. I may have to try that.

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Josie Nice job on the bird,I will have to give that ranch dressing a try. Points Thanks for sharing 

  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks amazing Josie!  That brine/coating/rub method is going in my "to do" file...Thanks for sharing it!  Points for that!

    Merry Christmas Josie!

  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking cook Josie! That Mac n cheese looks fabulous!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    That look just delicious. Thank you for sharing with us and I hope you have a blessed Christmas
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! Mac and cheese looks perfect!
  10. thanks Chuck.  Try it you will not be disappointed.

    Be Blessed and Merry Christmas,

  11. Thanks Richie for the points.  Be Blessed and Merry Christmas.

  12. Thanks Red for adding my recipe to your "to do" file and thanks for the points.  Be Blessed my friend and Merry Christmas.

  13. Thanks DS.  My Mac n' Cheese was really tasty.  I wish I could eat it everyday ~ however, my waistline would NOT allow that [​IMG]  lol.

    Have a very Merry Christmas my friend and a Happy New Year!

  14. Thanks Bmudd.  You have a blessed Christmas also.

  15. thanks Mac n' Cheese was awesome. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks just delicious as usual Josie.


  17. thanks Disco.

    Be Blessed this holiday season!

  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Sis J, how'd this one sneak past me ?? Very nice cook my friend, that is awesome & had to be tasty ! Hoping Sophie & yourself are doing well !

    Happy Holidays my friend !

    Bro J
  19. thanks Bro J - yes it was very tasty.  Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Be Blessed,

    Sis J
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yeah... B


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