This Is Why Chickens Won't Cross My Road

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What can be a better choice than Chicken for the Sunday Family Dinner? It's a Sunday dinner staple in the south ever since the lord invented the yard bird to be sure. Fried Roasted or Stewed they are always a favorite.

    There are lots of different methods on this site to smoke these birds.  Mine is a bit different I think in that I don't smoke them whole or use a beer can or stand. I like to split my birds and put them on the grate. 

    After splitting I season them very well  front and back with my favorite stuff .

     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Love the title BD!!!!
    Will be waiting to see some golden brown birds!
     
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These go in the MES at 220 degrees. I'm using my Maverick probe in one of the larger breast.  Using Cherry Wood today.

     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like your birds are off to a good start!
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 Hours in the smoke and the birds Internal Temp is 135. 

     
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good so far...keep it coming!

    Red
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

                                 [​IMG]  , Yardbird, MMmmm.... 
     
  8. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I too LOVE your thread title. ... great looking birds!
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At 165 degrees internal temperature your birds are ready to pull out off the smoker. ...And should look something like this.

     
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  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At a internal temperature at the breast of 165 the meat will be very moist and the juices will run clear.

     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's easy to dry out a chicken.  Pay close attention to your internal temp. Remember 165 and you just cant go wrong.

    I'll serve this to my family with sauce on the side. The chicken is so moist and seasoned well enough that few ever use the sauce. 

    Enjoy!

    Brian

     
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  12. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I wanna lick the cutting board! That good!
     
  13. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Killer chicken , brother! Now that wings are getting so expensive , legs and thighs are getting to be my new favorite! ( and I always did like chicken breasts) Nice work. :grilling_smilie:
     
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  14. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job on the bird! 
     
  15. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Brian, you need to change this post to say "And should look exactly like this"!

    Great looking birds!!! Perfect!!!
     
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  16. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well done!!
     
  17. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Did you just say the chicken looks :biggrin: 'well done'?....
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Birds!
     
  19. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope, chickens are perfect and the job was well done!
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave.

    Thats especially gratifying coming form you! We do what we can. Hope these old post of mine can help. It's great to see folks like yourself are watching. 

    Wabo

    I appreciate the kind words. If you ever get down to Cleburne Tx, let me know. 

    Hambone

    Thankee! These birds went fast.  Just enough left for Teri to make tortilla soup tomorrow! 

    And Woodcutter. I appreciate the comments.

    And thank you Bob. 
     

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