Smoked Chicken (Maple, Ginger, Orange Zest)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ham's on fire, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Thought I'd share a picture of yesterdays smoke out. There should have been a Fatty and 8 more ABT's in the picture. However, they didn't survive the initial attack from our 2 teenage boys (The Irish Twins). Fortunately, they both hit a couple of hot ABT's at the same time and as they were running for the cream, I snapped the picture. :lol: The chickens were injected with apple juice, compliments to you folks, and then basted with a Maple, Ginger and Orange Zest mixture. Had to deal with a cold wind yesterday so it took a while.

    Cheer,
    Ham
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking birds and ABT's there Ham! I too have suffered the curse of hungry teenagers. Try having to feed five of 'em and it just ain't the boys that got the appetites! :shock: My gals could pack away as much grub as the boys could. Luckily we're down to the last teenager (the baby) and he's trying to get his weight down so he doesn't have to play football this Fall as a Lineman.
     
  3. bbqblitz

    bbqblitz Fire Starter

    Great looking chickens!
     
  4. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    We did some chickens this weekend. They turned out okay but I cooked them too fast and they didn't get enough smoke on them. Your's look great though Ham.
     
  5. bob-bqn

    bob-bqn Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Beautiful even color on those birds. And that flavor combination sounds delicious.
     
  6. Hi Folks, Thanks for the compliments! It sure is nice when it works out. Mrs. Ham (Jill) pulled all of the leftover chicken, made stock of the carcass and we just polished off the family favorite (Tex-Mex Chicken Tortilla Soup). :) That smoke flavored chicken takes it from good to fantastic. With 30 days straight of rain, we're eating a lot of soup these days.

    Dutch - Five kids? Wow, I can't even imagine it. My two boys go through an Elk and a couple of Deer and Antelope every year with several Ducks and Geese thrown in. I hate to think what 5 of 'em could put down. :shock:
     
  7. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Hey Ham, any way you could post that tortilla soup recipe? I love new recipes and that one sounds very yummy.
     
  8. Hey There Lady J,

    Here it is. This came from my Sister In-law in New Mexico. It is a very simple recipe, but it taste great.



    Tex Mex Tortilla Soup


    Whole Smoked Chicken (skinned and boned) or 4 Cooked Chicken breasts
    4 cups water
    2 (14 ½ oz.) cans chicken stock
    2 (14 ½ oz.) cans beef broth
    2 (14 ½ oz.) cans Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 (16 oz.) can corn drained
    2 tsp. chili powder
    ½ cup diced New Mexico Anahiem Chili
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. pepper


    Chop up Chicken, add all other ingredients and heat. Top with Tortilla chips coarsely crushed, grated jack cheese, cilantro, lime and sour cream to taste.

    Serves 4 hungry people

    We usually make or own Chicken Stock but the can stuff works fine in a pinch.

    Hope you like it,

    Ham
     

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