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First time doing chicken
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For chicken, I like low sodium chicken broth, maybe some butter, mix in some of the rub your using, or little garlic / onion powder. Not sure I'd go with the apple juice.
Injecting is sweet, brining even better. Numerous recipes on making the brine.
Since you're from OHIO, seek out Gerber Poultry. They are based in Kidron OH. I truly believe they raise and harvest some of the best birds in the country.
They have a FB page and Website.
Last item consider. Skin, bite through or crispy. I just did a bunch of splits in my Amerique. Pulled at around 160 ish for breast, 170 ish for thighs, tossed on a hot grill, 3-4 minutes per side, brushed on some sauce/apple cider vinegar mixture, skin came out good. Not crispy, but definitely bite through.
If you have a good fryer, you might even consider tossing some into the hot oil for a minute or two.
Just more of my .02