Sunday Smoked Chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dougmays, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i bought a bunch of chickens for .99 a pound at my local butcher so i planned to smoke them this weekend for meat for lunches, dinners, freezer, and ahything else i can think of!

    Here was the set up

    Chicken #1 - Injected with Cajun Injector Hickory

    Chicken #2 - Injected with Cajun Injector Jalepeno Butter

    Chicken #3 - Injected with Sour Orange

    Chicken #4 - Naked (no injection)

    all 4 were rubbed with Joe's Spicey Stuff (from the New Orleans School of Cooking)

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    Smoked between 280-300 with hickory and cherry.

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    i was lazy and tied up on set of legs and decided to let the rest lay free haha....next time i'll clean it up a bit

    2 hours in they were at 135-140, then i see a storm rolling in and fear the worse....so i watch the weather and hope they finish by the time it starts to rain.  no luck....30 mins later the rain comes.  i grab the rack with the 4 chickens and run inside (dog following hoping i drop one).   i learned a lesson about my oven, it does not hold a WSM 22.5" rack inside it (not deep enough), had to take them off and place them on the oven racks...then had to make a makeshift "pan" out of aluminum foil so i didnt cause a grease fire as well as a huge mess.  i definitley was not prepared for this outside to inside transition.  made a huge mess and got grease all over floor and oven.

    here they are after another hour in the oven, pulled them at 170.

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    wrapped and rested for a hour or so and them sliced them up.  Snacked on some, froze and refridgerated most. 

    nothing like some smoked chicken to add some pep in meals, salads, and to make sandwiches!
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice yard birds.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice, if not messy and a bit inconvenient smoke!  What's with the weather these days, huh?  [​IMG]
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Great looking birds Doug!   [​IMG]
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look great,

    You did a nice job of overcoming the situation [​IMG]

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  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking yard birds, how was the sour orange? [​IMG]
     
  7. Nice birds. I love smoked chicken. Every time I smoke something I throw a couple on the smoker if there's room.
     
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead


    the sour orange was surprisingly good, i've never done it before. i had bought it for a boston butt but hadn't used it yet.  But it had a nice citrus taste to it!
     
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ....and the other concoctions??
     
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job they look great[​IMG]
     
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    The hickory was virtually flavorless in the chickens for some reason, i used this injection in a pork butt and it was good but for some reason didnt affect the chicken at all.

    the jalepeno butter was good...gives that little bit of spice to the meat!
     
  12. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     I have tried some of those marinades and have not been too impressed with them so far. Don't think I have seen the jalapeno one though.
     
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I agree flash for the most part the hickory and creole butter dont have alot of flavor in butts or chickens...the jalepeno had a good spice flavor.  There is a "HOT" one also.  Bass Pro has a large selection of flavors
     
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love it [​IMG]
     

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