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My best chicken ever with Q-view

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I started out with this 9lb monster chicken. I purchased this bird from the local hutirite colony for 1$ per lb.

I didn't want to brine but I found this one online and it sounded so good I had to.

To each gallon add three-quarters cup of canning salt, one-quarter cup of sugar (white or brown...your choice), two tablespons of paprika, and one tablespoon of ground black pepper. Be sure that the salt and sugar is dissolved completely before mixing in the paprika and pepper. To this I added some garlic and onion powder and some cayanne pepper sauce.

I brined the bird for around 4 hrs. Then spatchcocked it (cut the spine out) layed it flat and hit it with a rub.

I lifted the skin of the bird and got rub everyplace I could reach. The rub was,
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper

I decided to use somemore of the pecan Bob sent me

Starting a chimney of lump

On goes the bird neck is my fav. snack.

As you can see I took to long and my pecan flared on me. (no ill effects temp came up for a min but dropped soon enough)

Here is the bird after 4 hrs at 265 internal temp is 165 I cranked the heat to 325 for some crispy skin.

The probe was in the breast I just like to check the thighs too.

Out of the smoke and wrapped loosely with tin foil to rest for 30 min.

I served this bird with scalloped potatoes and a mix of fresh veg. Sorry no pics off the sides.

The chicken was by far the best I have ever tasted I wish i had more Q-view but it was an awesome feast. Thanks for looking and thanks to everyone here for thier ideas and suggestions to help my cook go off with such success biggrin.gificon_mrgreen.gif
post #2 of 16
Nice job. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif It looks delicious. Glad it turned out so well.
post #3 of 16
Excellent looking bird! Congratulations on a great smoke. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Nine pounds is a huge chicken~ great job getting hold of one. Sure beats the scrawny little things we get here.
post #4 of 16
Rite fine lookin bird!
post #5 of 16
That Is 1 great looking bird Dennis-here now and than I can find a good sized roaster-maybe 5-6 lb'r-points to you.
post #6 of 16
Great Looking Yardbird...
He must have worked out with Arnold SwartzenEGGer...icon_mrgreen.gif
post #7 of 16
Can't beat the price you paid for that bird. Definitely looks like it was mighty tasty and enjoyed all the rubs and brines you applied to it. Great job! points.gif
post #8 of 16
Looks great. I remember visiting the Hutterite colony near Winnipeg when I was a kid. They served the best chicken soup I've ever had. Really nice people. My parents still visit them when they go up to Canada.
post #9 of 16
Thats one large bird you got and the price was really good. The brine that you used looked almost like tips. The rub I don't think you gave that to us. The bird came out looking really good and yummy too. You better start looking for reipes for potatoes with all them you just got. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 16
Great looking bird Dennis! points.gif
post #11 of 16
Great looking bird there.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the great compliments. And like mark here says I can use tater recipes i got 50lb and just me 2 girls and a babyPDT_Armataz_01_41.gif
post #13 of 16
you killed big bird!!!!

looks great dennis...thanks for the rub on facebook
post #14 of 16
Looks like it turned out great!
post #15 of 16
Fine lookin bird ya got there. When is supper?
post #16 of 16
Fine bird ya got there. When is supper?
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