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chicken was rubber?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

hi  i  smoked some chicken breast the other night had smoker on at 325 until internal temp reached 165 chicken was  moist but rubbery any thoughts

post #2 of 11

I have had the Mrs. pick up Chix Breast on sale and they were HUGE. Each lobe was just over a Pound! A 10 lb bag had 8 Breasts in it...These were tough as well but had good flavor. The problem is they are from older Chickens very likely Layers past their prime. These will taste great but can be tough. Given the choice, look for Breasts in the 8-12 ounce range, these are from younger Chickens raised for eating and will yield a better product, Don't forget to Brine as well, goes a long way toward tender flavorful Chicken ...JJ

post #3 of 11

was the meat rubbery or just the skin?

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

the meat 

 

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

ty jj 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

im thinking maybe cause i didnt brine or just bad bird  thanks for reading eman

post #7 of 11

Just a FYI. I take those chicken breast that look like they came off a turkey and slice them across the breast In aprox. 1/2 " thick slices and sautee them in a little compound butter to 160 internal. Fantastic w/ some steamed veggies and cheese sauce.

post #8 of 11

Were they frozen,thawed then smoked

 

Joe

 

post #9 of 11

Was the skin on? If not maybe wrap in some bacon.

post #10 of 11
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yes frozen thawed then cooked

 

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by slydog View Post

yes frozen thawed then cooked

 



bingo........... I bet that was your problem.... I hardly ever put chicken in the freezer. unless I use it for soups. Buy it, prepare it then cook it....I would give that a try and I bet you will be happier with the results..

 

Joe

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