so i've smoked 2 chickens..one was probably 4-5 months ago and i think i bought a "while fryer" from publix...approx 4-5lbs for $5. i smoked it at 225-230 for about 5 hours and it was delicious..pulled apart nicely and cook all the way through
so last night again i used a whole fryer,...smoked a little higher (got a new smoker since the last smoke) around 240-250 for 4 hours...the breast was at 165...but the thighs were still at about 155....normally this should be the other way around right? thighs should be hotter then the breast?
but i didnt want to over do the breast so i pulled it out..sliced up the breast and it was nice but i cut into the thighs and they were "watery"...water or liquefied poured out (chicken was rested for 30mins before any cutting)....and the thighs had some blood. so i cut the breast off and continued to smoke the rest of it for another hour...meat looked "ok"....but i dont know what i did wrong?
maybe my first chicken wasn't a whole fryer? and this was? is this not a good chicken for smoking?
looking for advice..thanks