CURED GRILLED?SMOKED CHICKEN

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by gary s, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. OK  I read so many post about cured chicken I had to give it a try. And it was great !!!

    I had told Bear that My Wife Ain't gunna eat no Pink Chicken, so I had to prepare her.

    I started with 5 leg quarters , cleaned and rinsed then used Pop's Brine recipe.

    Chicken in the Brine and in the Fridge for 3 days.

    Today I rinsed and soaked the chicken in fresh water, for about an hour.

    Removed from the water patted dry and let sit in the fridge for another couple of hours.

    Took leg quarters rubbed down with EVOO and seasoned with SPOG

    Got my grill going at 275 º and my trusty AMNPS 

    Cooked Chicken for about 45 min.  then cranked it up to 300 º for another 15 or so min,

    I would recommend Everyone give this one a try. Super Easy and worth the wait.

    I still got a great chicken flavor, with a little hammy, a little and sweet flavor.

    BTW   My wife Loved it, Skinned it all the way to the bone. Said several times

    How much she liked the Flavor

    Here are the Pics

    Chicken soaking, You can see the drain rack that actually goes underneath

    But used it on top with a zip-lock bag of water on top


    Rinsed, rubbed with EVOO and SPOG


    A little closer


    Chicken on with the AMNPS going


    Here is a pic of the container. I picked it up a long time ago at the Restaurant Supply


    Getting readt to take it up



    A shot of the inside. Moist, great flavor and a crispy skin


    Thanks for Looking
     
  2. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Looks tasty...
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What no plated shot!?! Thought Bear taught you better!:biggrin: Looks great what did you have with it?
     
  4. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    The color may take a little getting use to but the taste is what matters!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  5. Wife fixed a nice big salad    I was just getting ready to start eating Then I remembered I better get a shot.

    Gary
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Gary. Love the nice char on them.


    Great job. POINTS.
     
  7. Gotta have Crunchy Skin   Thanks a bunch

    Gary
     
  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Gary

    Didn't think I'd ever say this about chicken quarters (I prefer the white meat), and especially PINK chicken quarters, but that really looks GOOD!!   Real nice crispy skin and juicy meat.

    How "hammy" was the taste?  Just a little bit or a lot?  I might just give it a try.  I know Miss Linda would love it.  Just out of curiosity, how PINK do you think a breast would turn out? Ah, what the heck, who cares--its the taste that counts.  If I found I had trouble eating pink breast meat, I could always turn out the lights and eat by feel.  LOL  

    BBQ'd hammy chicken.  Now you've got me thinking,  Hmmmmm.........................

    You did it again!!!!  Great cook Gary       [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job. Smoked bird is nice but there is something about well grilled that is so much better...JJ
     
  10. Hey Gary, It still had a great chicken flavor with just a nice mild hammy flavor with a touch of salty and sweet  I thought it was a nice balance of everything.

    That was my first time, but sure wont be my last

    Prep Time   3 days

    Cooking time   1 hour +

    And 15 min to eat it

    Gary
     
  11. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gary, The skin looks great, but I would need to get past the color. I'm sure the taste was good. How salty is the brine? You said it was a little hammy. Overall, a good looking cook, Joe
     
  12. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I love the color.
     
  13. Hey Joe, If my wife can get past the pink color anybody can.   After you remove it from the brine rinse it and let it soak in fresh water for a while.

    I still had a great chicken flavor with a slight hammy flavor with a little salty and sweet.   Not too salty at all.  A very good flavor.

    Be doing it again.

    Gary
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks Freakin' Awesome, Gary!!--------------[​IMG]

    I never did Chicken, but I did Turkey, and I know how good it can be.[​IMG]

    Getting that nice dark crispy skin is a definite plus too!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    There's a place near here that sells all kinds of Smoked stuff, including Turkey, and boy is that expensive!!!   So think of how much $$$ you're saving while you're eating Fantastic food!!

    Bear
     
  15. Funny you said that, last time I was at Sam's I saw Smoked Turkey legs for about $5.00 apiece   Crazy

    Thank you for the Point and nice complement 

    Gary
     
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  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent , Gary. Thanks for the look and by the way [​IMG].

    Have fun and . . .
     
  17. Thank you Old School,  How have you been feeling ?

    Gary
     
  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have had Pheasant and Turkey that were cured never had Chicken.Will have to give it a try Quarters were 47 cents this morning,I didn't buy any. LOL

    Richie

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  19. Those sound good.   Chicken Leg quarters were $ .39 so I loaded up 

    Gary
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Great minds think alike..........

    Great looking meat.
     

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