Skinless chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jethro, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. jethro

    jethro Smoke Blower

    Is it possible to smoke/ BBQ chicken without the skin and not drying it out? Never tried it so all info is welcome. Not so much a health / fat issue just that the best part of the rub and sauce pull off in the first bite.
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's not a health related deal, you can rub the chicken and then put a couple strips of bacon around it keep it lubed.

    Another method which most people either hate or love is to coat the chicken with Mayo. Mayonase is basically thick oil (egg product) so it keeps the chicken lubed well. I add garlic and onion flake (and whatever else I want to through in there) on mine. Coat it well and cook at about 250-300 until 165 internal.
  3. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    I do my chicken every time without skin. Chicken bark FTW. I taste tested skin vs skinless, and skinless brined / bbqed won every time. My chickens were butterflied also, so no breast bone.

    I never had issue with dry meat. The breast might get a bit drier, but recently I foiled my chicken at 150, until it hits 165, then rest, and it was a huge hit.

    I'm currently getting ready to smoke a turkey skinless, although I may save the skin to use as a "tent" over top of the meat to help keep it moist.

    If you do fine you get dry meat, just slice or pull the meat, and toss it with the sauce. The meat will soak up the sauce and re-hydrate. Serve sliced!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never smoked mine without the skin. But like Herky said he does his without skin all the time try it with out and put bacon over it for moisture. Go For It
  5. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    what about coating with evoo ...

    My wife wants me to smoke her some Chick Breasts skinless I got from Sams... I don't want this to be a failure or she will give up on me...LOL
  6. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Jethro, I smoke skinless breasts quite often & have found a little trick that seems to help them stay moist. After I rub them & smoke them, I shred em and vacuum pack them. Before vacuum packing though I mix in some EVOO & more rub if needed, then vacuum pack & into the fridge for a couple of days. This seems to redistribute the moisture evenly throughout the chicken.
  7. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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