Whole chickens frozen the thawed?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cmt ag, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. cmt ag

    cmt ag Newbie

    So I took out three whole chickens Thursday morning and put in the fridge well then work happened so saturday I put them in a salt water brine in the fridge well now it's Tuesday and I want to smoke them are they still good to smoke?
     
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    were they in the brine all this time ??
     
  3. Depends on how salty the brine is. A fairly low salt brine -like Pop's brine - would be fine. The chicken will obtain equilibrium. If the brine is too salty it'll be awful chicken.
     
  4. cmt ag

    cmt ag Newbie

    They were in I mild brine for 3 days
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    don't know about how salty they will be... think the texture is what's gonna be compromised .. just go ahead and smoke em anyways maybe take them to a little higher IT ....
     
  6. cmt ag

    cmt ag Newbie

    Will do thank you for the info
     
  7. Rgr that 325-350*F to 170-180*F internal for sure.
     
  8. cmt ag

    cmt ag Newbie

    They are up to 145 now it's going to be a late night
     
  9. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    It also depends on personal preference. I have let chicken brine for 2-3 times longer than recommended and still thought it tasted fine. Hope it turns out good.
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be O.K. as J.D. said.[​IMG]
     

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