Chicken done... waaaaay early

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by duckdawg, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Happy 4th everyone!

    I put some whole yard birds on earlier, and they're pretty much done now. 164-166 in the middle of the breast on each of them. We're not planning on eating them for at least another 3 hours....lol. Any ideas? Would they stay good in aluminum foil in a cooler that long, or should I just put them in the fridge and re-heat later?

    Thanks,
     
  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    foilem. wrappem in at least two heavy bathtowels and put in a cooler. they still be hot in 3 hours!!!!
     
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now, why did they get done too soon?? Too hot, start too early?
     
  4. Many thanks for the replies... knew I could count on the folks here.

    I guess a little bit of both. I kept the temp around 275, and they cooked up in around 2.5 hours. Much faster than I expected.
     
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chicken can be done in a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hour time frame depending on temps used and size of chicken. I remember being surprised by that also.
     
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do what that Erain dude from Minneysooteee said. He's a smoker.
     

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