First try with chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by erodinamik, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. erodinamik

    erodinamik Smoke Blower

    I bought a book the other day (since I know nothing about smoking) to kinda get me started in the right direction to making awesome Q.  Along with this site I think I'll be doing ok.  The book is called "Low & Slow" by Gary Wiviott.  If anything it is a humorous read and has lots of great recipes for marinades, brines, rubs, sauces, etc.  So I tried Chicken Mojo Criollo tonight and it turned out AWESOME!  I figured while I had the smoker going I might as well use the jalapenos and extra bacon and sausage in the fridge so I made a fattie and some ABTs to go with it.

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    On the top rack I put the fattie (on the left) and all the ABTs (they are three deep.

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    The final outcome (somehow they all finished at the same time

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    The fattie came out really good with a nice light smoke ring.
     
  2. erodinamik

    erodinamik Smoke Blower

    Some day  will get this right the first time....

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  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome neighbor! Looking good, stick around and you'll be a pro in no time.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Yes everything looks great and I bet they were quite tastey too. Now if you want you should maybe sign up for the E-course. It's free and it will give you some more of the basics of smoking and a couple of good recipes too. But your our chicken looks great and I gkad to hear that you put them on the bottom rack too. That's a good thing, cause you don't want the chicken juices dripping over other smoked ideas it's a no NO.
     
  5. ABT's three deep! 

    aw yeah!  that's the stuff!

    thanks for posting the Q view!  it all looks good!  very nice smoke ring on that fattie, too.
     
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice weave on that fattie too!!  -[​IMG]
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good reply from mark. Good reference and safety tp too. It's all good my friend.
     
  8. erodinamik

    erodinamik Smoke Blower

    That is great advice about the chicken.  I had put everything else on as an after thought since the whole reason I was smoking anything was for the chicken.  But now I know better :)  I have done the 5 day course.  I think I did that the first day I discovered the site.  I think I will revisit the lessons and see if there is anything I missed.  Thanks for the advice.
     
  9. erodinamik

    erodinamik Smoke Blower

    Another great bonus of putting the fattie right above the chicken was the all the drippings from the fattie "basted" the chicken, so not only was it juicier than the rest of the chicken but had a great fattie flavor infused.
     

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