Potluck chicken is a hit - Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by phrogs4ever, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    I went to a small potluck gathering yesterday and since someone ponied up the brisket before I had a chance to claim it, I ended up with the chicken. Boy were they in for a surprise. I found a good brine and rub in "Backyard BBQ" was a hit. I was even surprised at how good it tasted.

    I brined a whole chicken and six breasts overnight. Right before going on the smoker I coated with the rub. I pulled the breasts at about three hours and the beer can chicken stayed for almost four until I had good temp readings of 167°. (I like the new ° thingy!)

    As a bonus, I pan smoked some chunks of pork that were packaged as "pork for carnitas". I used Jeff's rub and sauce for this and the pork was loved by all as well. I had made this before so everyone was expecting this one, and this has become one of my favorites. No matter what I smoke I seem to throw a little pork on to save for sandwiches during the week.

    Oh yeah, the last q-view I posted was smoking on a gas grill. Since then I picked up a char-broiler double chef for $70 and that little fatboy has been smoking like a champ.

    Here's some pics. I've learned a lot from reading other posts, thanks for the help.





    This is the panned pork.


    Well sealed fatboy.


    Half way there.






    I brought some of the juice from the pan (in the white bowl) to moisten when I reheated later.


    At the potluck, I chopped the breasts into thirds and the whole chicken got destroyed before I had a chance to separate it properly. The fella that brought the brisket did a great job as well. We had to sit down and debrief each other on what we did over a Shiner. It was a good time.
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking birds!!!!!!!!
     
  3. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great looking beer can chix and friends.
    good work...

    Paul
     

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