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Baja Chicken (.... and some pork chops)

post #1 of 16
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So I picked up the rub at Costco called Baja Rub, it is really tastey and has a lot of nice flavors, and I figured it would make awesome chicken.

 

Brined two whole chickens in a brine of:

1/4 C Salt

1/3 C Baja Rub

1 C Valentina's Extra Hot hot sauce

1 C Cider Vinegar

1 Quart chicken broth

1 Quart water

 

Then I butterflied the chickens and doused them with more of the Baja Rub. The pork chops were brined in a mix of buttermilk and tony chacharos creole seasoning.

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Fired up the WSM to 225° with a mix of mesquite and hickory (mostly mesquite). Chicken on the bottom and pork up top.

Here are the chops approx. 1 1/2 hrs. into the smoke.

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Chops came off after 2 hrs., had to sample a little piece.... and show of the slight smoke ring!

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Chicken come off at 2 1/2 hrs. and then got tossed under the broiler in the oven for 4-5 min. to crisp up the skin.... mmmmm!

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TIME FOR DINNER!!

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(I think I need a bigger plate! biggrin.gif)

post #2 of 16

Nice color!  Bigger plate doesn't sound like a bad idea?

 

Then a place for a nap!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #3 of 16

Excellent looking meal you put together there Johnny!

 

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post #4 of 16

looking good johnny thumbs.gif

post #5 of 16

great looking meal you got drool.gif

post #6 of 16

Good looking platedrool.gifCosco has just opened here .Will make the trip to see what lines they brought with them, 

post #7 of 16

So how was the rub after the smoke

post #8 of 16

Looks delish!!!

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 


Thanks all for the nice comments! biggrin.gif
 

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Originally Posted by realtorterry View Post

So how was the rub after the smoke


Terry - the rub was awesome. It really is a great rub, it has lime, chili, cilantro, and a ton of other great seasonings. If you find it in your local Costco I highly recomend it.
 

 

post #10 of 16

That is a very nice looking plate!

post #11 of 16

Delicious lookin' meal you have there. I have to try smoked pork chops soon. They look great, and the buttermilk brine seems like a great idea. Great job!

post #12 of 16

Looks good.  The pork made me drool a little.

post #13 of 16

Looks real good, Johnny !!!!!

 

Just found it !!!!

 

Quit hiding these smokes !!!!!

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #14 of 16

Great looking smoke Johnny. Man I was just a Costco yesterday and dropped $350 and it is just Mrs Scar and me.

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

Looks real good, Johnny !!!!!

 

Just found it !!!!

 

Quit hiding these smokes !!!!!

 

Thanks,

Bear


They are called glasses Bear.... help old eyes see better biggrin.gif or in my case help me see at all! LOL
 

 



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Originally Posted by Scarbelly View Post

Great looking smoke Johnny. Man I was just a Costco yesterday and dropped $350 and it is just Mrs Scar and me.


Yeah.... it sneaks up on you really fast if you aren't paying attention. I do that at Costco and Cash & Carry, can never get out of either one of those stores for under $100.
 

 

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by JIRodriguez View Post


They are called glasses Bear.... help old eyes see better biggrin.gif or in my case help me see at all! LOL
 

 

 

Nope,

You often post your Awesome Smokes when it's past my bed time.

 

However, you posted this one while I didn't have electric, and this lousy iMac doesn't work worth a darn without electric!!!

 

 

Bear

 

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