Making My First Batch of Chicken Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by falco78, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    Using Spicy Mike's seasoning and cure with 5 pounds of chicken and I added a little BBQ sauce and Texas Pete to give it my type of flavoring. It says to let it cure for 24 hours but I am going to give this about 48 hours to let the seasoning really soak in. It gave me a chance to break in my new 7.5" meat slicer. I am going to put it on the smoker at 200 degrees for 2+ hours (until it passes the bend test). Pictures will be uploaded as the process goes on 


     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a good start!

    I'm in.

    [​IMG]

    Al
     
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  3. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    I just bought some mesquite and some cherry wood chips. Which would anyone recommend and why?
     
  4. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    Using the cherry wood chips and here is a quick peak of them on the racks before going into the smoker

     
  5. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    It is taking much longer than I thought it would at 200 degrees but here are the first few pieces that passed my bend test. Very tasty!

     
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  6. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    The color is a lot better in person on the jerky
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! I usually pound breasts flat for chicken jerky. Good stuff.
     
  8. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    Yeah I will be doing that on my next go around and will marinate it in some flat tupperware instead of a bag.
     
  9. jeepsjeep

    jeepsjeep Fire Starter

    Looking great! Thanks for the idea, this site is dangerous!!!
     
  10. falco78

    falco78 Fire Starter

    I won't use the cherry wood chips as a go to. They didn't seem to add much smoke flavor, I think mesquite or apple would be a much better option for the next batch I make.
     
  11. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    F78, Nice looking jerky !
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking jerky!

    Disco
     

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