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Chix and a Chuck for the FoodSaver  


 

I made my weekly trip to my local grocery store to look for what was on sale this week. I saw whole chickens @ $0.67/lbs. I figured I hadn’t done whole birds in awhile, plus it’s always nice to shred or cut up and foodsave for pasta, salads, chimis, taco’s etc. Picked up 2 of these for a whopping $3.93 each. I also had picked up a couple 3 lbs Chucks at Costco a few weeks ago. So I took one out to thaw earlier in the week.

 

Decided to spatchcock and brine both of the birds since the last chicken I brined turned out so well. I have been meaning to Mad Hunky a brisket, but haven’t done one in so long, I decided to use it on the Chuck.

 

 

Cooking down some Slaughterhouse Brine (click for recipe)

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The Birds @ $3.93 each

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Costco 3lbs Chuck

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Liberally covered w/ Mad Hunky, and wrapped for overnight. Usually I don’t do this with beef if the rub has a lot of salt in it

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The 2 birds spatchcocked, and placed in the brine for the fridge overnight

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The following morning, rinsed off the brine, and seasoned with Plowboys Yardbird

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Here they are ready to go on the Drum. Using Kingsford Comp and Cherry wood chunks

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The chuck the next day, getting to room temp so I can throw it on the top rack of the drum

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Here’s the chuck about 5.5 hours later @ 161 degrees. Foiling with pepsi, parkay, and a lil more rub. Added a little salt at this point with some 3 Little Pigs Beef Seasoning

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Here’s the birds out of the drum @ 165

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Pre-shredded pic

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Nice light pink smoke ring on a piece of the breast

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Shredded down and ready for food saving

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After hitting 195, and resting for an hour, here’s the chuck unfoiled

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This thing was really tender. Much better quality than the Chucks I pick up @ Kroger

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Shredded like it was stewed

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Nice smoke ring

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For dinner we cooked some Wild Rice, and reduced some cream of mushroom. Used some of the chicken.

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post #2 of 8

Everything looks delicious! Great job!

post #3 of 8

Great Job TD !!!

 

Perfect !

 

 

Bear

post #4 of 8

That is outstanding!!!

 

 Thanks!!

 

  Craig

post #5 of 8

Very good job, made me hungry just looking!

post #6 of 8

Nice Job, it all looks great...

post #7 of 8

Very nice,

The bird looks great, and the smoke ring on the chucky............icon_eek.gif

Awesome job my friend  xrocker.gif

post #8 of 8

Man O Man that grub looks great.. Nice job

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