Chewy Skin on Chicken - How to not do that again?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by roberth95, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. roberth95

    roberth95 Newbie

    Smoked a whole chicken the other day and the skin came out nasty chewie... the meat was great tasting, just had to pull all the skin off.

    Cooking temp with 275

    Half and orange stuffed inside, light garlic rub on the outside

    Maple chips

    I pulled it from the MES with an IT of 165, seemed slightly under cooked.

    Skin was supper chewy and nasty tasting, you could not bite through it.

    My chicken thighs turned out great, skin and all. Whole chicken, not so.

    What do I need to do differently?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You can crisp the skin either on a hot grill or in a 350-400 degree oven for a few minutes

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