My Cilantro Lime Chicken & ABT's

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by gadsden 1, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. gadsden 1

    gadsden 1 Fire Starter

    I saw SeenRed's thread on the cilantro lime chicken, corn, and ABT's (bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos).  It looked so good I had to try it, minus the over ripe corn from the store.  Hopefully next time my dad's super corn will be ready!

    Here is the Hot Italian sausage (should have used a mild country sausage) and bacon for the ABT's.  It turned out I should not have mixed the seeds into the sausage either...and I LOVE hot stuff!

    Just browned the sausage and time I won't cook the bacon at all here.

    The the "canoe cut" on the japs (left some seeds in...I will take them out next time).

    Also, here are the chicken breast marinating in the cilantro lime sauce overnight.

    Closer look out of the bag.

    And the final look at the stuffed japs w/ bacon.  They are stuffed with shredded monterrey jack cheese and hot italian sausage.

    And my smoker doing it's thing in the shadow of my black "Liberty or Death" Gadsden flag...makes me so happy.

    And a peek into the magic smoke chamber.  I had it open as the coals started to burn out, apparently when they do this, the temp spikes so I was venting heat here.

    Check out the coals with the cherry wood chips on them.....mmmmmnnnnn delish-us.

    And a final view of the ABT's, on the chicken breasts.  Unfortunately I trusted the temp on my probe (154) and let the chicken dry out.  Smoked for 4 hours, trying to get it to 165, but I should have checked it at 3.5 hrs, it was probably done.  The bacon looks burnt, but it was almost perfect, better quality bacon would have made all the difference.

    But they were still good.  The japs were hot hot hot.  Still learning, and thanks to all those who did posts on this, it helped a lot.  I have several ideas for 'next time'...

    Mild sausage, also try cream cheese in the filling, no seeds, pepperjack cheese maybe?, more bacon (of course).

    Happy Smoking!
  2. Looks great.

    Happy smoken.

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a good Snack... I agree with you , no pre-cooked Bacon. [​IMG]  The seeds would be alright for me, I like a hotspot now and then.  They still looked yummie.

                                              [​IMG]  of the Main Entree...

    Now , show us the finished Bird Boobs... you know , the good stuff , or go to the [​IMG]     [​IMG]
  4. gadsden 1

    gadsden 1 Fire Starter

    Sorry, the Bird Boobs are in the final shot, they're just not featured very well, they are buried under the ABT's!  I also didn't get a good view of them plated........sorry, I'll do my penalty time now!
  5. gadsden 1

    gadsden 1 Fire Starter

    Funny, my last post I was feeling pretty darned high as the king of the smoker....this go around I was eating some humble pie!  Oh well, I learn more from my mistakes than successes anyway!

    It was still good, that's one thing I'm loving about smoking meats, even the failures are still good!

    Plus, thanks to the great help here on this site, most of the mistakes can be avoided before you have to learn the hard way.

    So thanks everybody, for helping me avoid disasters!

  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks real good, if a bit crispy, but you said it tasted fine so that's what matters. This chicken recipe is really going viral and is worth's delicious. I did mine using chicken thighs, it's what I had in the fridge, and I added a splash of coconut rum to the marinade.....Delish!!......Willie
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Gadsden.  Looks great!  I'm glad you're liked the recipe.

  8. gadsden 1

    gadsden 1 Fire Starter

    Great idea, wish I would have done thighs and drumsticks, my breasts were too dry!

  9. gadsden 1

    gadsden 1 Fire Starter

    Yeah, the recipe was execution of it could use some work.


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