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What is a "Franken Chicken"? W/Qview

post #1 of 19
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You had to know didn't you. icon_wink.gif

I was trying to come up with something out of the box and I was thinking of mu favorite chicken dishes. Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buffalo Wings and Teriyaki chicken. I thought why not combine it all in a whole yardbird. I wasn't sure what to call it at first. I could only come up with "Franken Chicken". like Franken Stein... icon_redface.gif

It starts with two pieces of Black Forest Ham rolled up around some garlic & herb cheese and Jack Daniels Honey Dijon mustard. I make two of these. I then cut open a cavity in each breast and pour in some Zesty Italian dressing. For flavor and it makes getting the ham rolls in much easier.

Once they are both inserted I mixed 3 tbsp melted butter and 3 tbsp Frank's RedHot for buffalo sauce. I injected the wings with the buffalo sauce for Buffalo Wings. All this is on the bird by the way...

Next I mixed 1/3 cup Yoshida's and 1/2 cup pineapple juice for a sweet Teriyaki. I injected this into the thighs and legs.

From here I mopped the bird with butter and dusted it with garlic powder. This was followed by a mopping of Zesty Italian dressing and then McCormick's Sweet & Smoky rub. then I rubbed in some brown sugar and a dash of Mrs. Dash. A low & slow smoke on the Traeger tp 165 degrees produced a very tasty bird.

This is a fun smoke for the family. A little something for everyone. My only regret is not making at least two.

This really turned ou well.
post #2 of 19
Very Cool Rob!
post #3 of 19
That had to be good PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 19
that loooks great!!!!
post #5 of 19
I hear banjo music points.gif
post #6 of 19
Very Creative.points.gif
post #7 of 19
I bet you could almost win a chicken throwdown with that.
post #8 of 19
That looks great, Wingman. I did two birds yesterday-went with Olive oil, Mrs. Dash Chicken grill and some garlic salt. They will be dinner for Tuesday night.
post #9 of 19
for creativity
post #10 of 19
you knock out some cool stuff. points.gif
post #11 of 19
Yes you have to get somepoints.giffor that one. It is very creative all right. It looks awesome and delicious too. Great job
post #12 of 19
Yeah. I am wondering why you didn't throw that in. You have some amazing talents there sir. points.gif
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ha Ha! Keyword there is "almost"...

Thanks all. Just sharing the yardbird love! I have to admit... I had planned to put the pineapple rings on top 1/2 way through the smoke but my daughter ate them. When I went for the can... Nothing but juice!icon_question.gif
post #14 of 19
It's funny that they move that fast. Haven't you ever wondered why they hang out in the kitchen when we smoke? biggrin.gif
post #15 of 19
Wingman, food and art have just collided... the aftermath was beautiful. I wanna try that. Especially the cordon blue part. Bet it was juicy!
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Dutch, sounds like a very tasty dinner! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #17 of 19
Looks Awesome. What a great idea. It didn't come to you over a couple of beers did it?
points.giffor originality.
post #18 of 19
Verry creative.... Looks like you did a heck of a job there. Thats what i love about this site. Seeing some of these posts are really inspiring. Just goes to show what you can do with some ingredients and a little imagination.points.gif
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
HA! no a couple of beers and I would have wrapped Franken Chicken in bacon! icon_wink.gif
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