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Char Siu Thighs

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I have made Char Siu Pork on the mini (see http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/186230/char-siu-pork-on-the-mini). I love it and it has become one of my favourites. I had to tale some food to a picnic and I decided to try cooking chicken thighs with the same technique I use with the Char Siu Pork.

 

I started with 2 kg (4 pounds) of chicken thighs. I mixed a marinade of:

 

  • 175 ml (2/3 cup) soy sauce
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) hoisin
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) five spice
  • 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) sriracha (could substitute 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) hot pepper sauce)
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 7 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) red food colouring

 

I tossed the chicken in the marinade.

 

 

I covered the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight. I did stir it a couple of times.

 

I took it out and put it on a platter.

 

 

I fired the WSM Mini up to just over 400 F over apple chunks and with no heat deflector.

 

 

I brushed the thighs with vegetable oil. I find brushing with vegetable oil before and during smoking gives a nice bite through skin texture. I put the chicken on the mini.

 

I smoked it for 40 minutes turning the chicken and brushing it with oil ever 10 minutes.

 

A word of warning, keep an eye on the smoker. This amount of chicken drops a lot of fat on the coals and they may flare up. Mine didn't but it is a possibility.

 

 

With opening the lid every 10 minutes, the temperature drops. However, the faithful mini held just below 350 F.

 

 

I made sure the internal temperature of the chicken was over 165 F (it was about 173 F) and served.

 

I set some aside for the picnic to serve cold.

 

 

 

The Verdict

 

This is very tasty. The skin gets sticky but is bite through. The sweet/spice taste of the Char Siu marinade goes great with a chicken thigh. It was great cold at the picnic and disappeared rapidly. This is another dish on my rotation.

 

Disco

post #2 of 14
Dynamite dish, Disco!


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post #3 of 14
That looks great,nice work!
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Originally Posted by rabbithutch View Post

Dynamite dish, Disco!


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Thanks. We really enjoyed it.

 

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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

That looks great,nice work!

Thanks, b-one!

 

Disco

post #5 of 14
Awesome Disco, nice smoke.... Yet one more to add to my never ending list of gotta try smokes ! 🍻
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Awesome Disco, nice smoke.... Yet one more to add to my never ending list of gotta try smokes ! 🍻

Thanks, Justin. I know what you mean about the long list. I remember my physics instructor saying infinity plus one equals infinity. So I figure my list isn't growing.​

 

Disco

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Thanks, Justin. I know what you mean about the long list. I remember my physics instructor saying infinity plus one equals infinity. So I figure my list isn't growing.​

Disco
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You were taught "old school" math obviously.... none of that "common core" for our northern friends, for sure....
post #8 of 14
Looks and sounds awesome Disco.

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Thanks, Justin. I know what you mean about the long list. I remember my physics instructor saying infinity plus one equals infinity. So I figure my list isn't growing.​

Disco
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You were taught "old school" math obviously.... none of that "common core" for our northern friends, for sure....

Of course not, that would not support my hypothesis.

 

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Looks and sounds awesome Disco.

Points

Thanks for the point Adam!

 

Disco

post #10 of 14

Disco the color is fantastic,I see that spicy sauce in a few stores by me.Thanks for the recipe 

Richie

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Disco the color is fantastic,I see that spicy sauce in a few stores by me.Thanks for the recipe 

Richie

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Thanks for the point and kind words!

 

Disco

post #12 of 14
Great post as usual Disco!

POINTS!!!!
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Nicely done friend. b

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Great post as usual Disco!

POINTS!!!!

 

Thanks, Case! I appreciate the points.

 

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Nicely done friend. b

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Har, Brian. It is largely your fault, you helped me make my mini.

 

Disco

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