Chicken Leg Quarters+Brine+Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by the dude abides, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey all,
    Did a batch of chicken leg quarters for the family this weekend. I brined them for about 4 hours before.

    Enjoy the view

    Here's my list of ingredients for the brine
    1 cup Coarse Ground Kosher Salt
    1 cup Brown Sugar
    -The rest is just basically eyeballing, meaning I just threw a buch of stuff in there.
    Hot Sauce
    Ground Oregano
    Black Pepper
    Garlic Powder
    Soy Sauce
    Worcestershire Sauce
    (I know there's honey in the pict, but it's not in the brine)
    I put all of this into a very large stainless steel bowl and put over medium low heat and stirred until the salt broke down
    Then ice to chill it down BEFORE the bird parts go in. For all beginners this is important for safety reasons.
    I got a good deal on 10lbs of leg quarters
    [​IMG] add the parts ( I did about 5 pounds ) add enough cold water to cover chicken and put it in the refridgerator. This is when I'm happy I have an extra fridge in the garage.
    next a little snack for the chef. Some Braunschweiger and crackers
    after about 4 hours I pulled the bird parts and laid them on paper towels on a cookie sheet. I dabbed off the excess water from the top and gave them a generous sprinkle of rub and let them sit out for about a half hour while I got the Weber ready to go
    Here they are going down on the Weber with Mesquite wood
    ahhhh the smell of the TBS
    The Dude Jr. approved! (of the chicken more than the camera)
    Thanks for looking.
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice quarters Dude...[​IMG]
  3. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice!! It looks good.
  4. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Those look yummy!
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ahh, my favorite. Good job.
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Some good looking chicken Dude, and of course you brined, that's a must whenever I do poultry. Anything special in that rub you want to share?
    Think I'll throw a few of those tasty quarters on next time I smoke.
    Thanks for making me hungry.
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking quarters Dude!! Little Dude is a cutie too. [​IMG]
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking meal.Thanks for Q-view.
  9. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love smoking thighs and quarter. Probably my favorite thing to do this early in my young smoking career. That rub is actually a store bought. I have one of my own (needs some work) but I really like this one. It's JB's Fatboy BBQ All Purpose brand. They have a line of stuff. Pretty good. Here's a link to their site...

    Thanks Cowgirl. Any compliment from you is highly respected. Not because you don't give them out, but because I'm not good enough to wash your dishes. LOL Little Dude looks just like me. He's my little taste tester.
  10. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Nice work there Dude! It's an awesome feeling when you can take a relatively inexpensive buy and turn it into a delicasy. LQ's are probably one of my most requested smokes by family and friends because I practically taught myself how to smoke with them. I've never had much luck with brines so I stay away from them.

    Once again, great job Dude,

  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chicken quarters are my fav cut, thanks for sharing my friend.
  12. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good job dude, mighty tasty looking.
  13. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They sound good and look good too. [​IMG]
  14. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some fine looking quarters. I need to get those on my list again. Thanks for sharing.
  15. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    Nice brine! I gotta get more creative like that, those look great!
  16. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dude, mighty fine looking quarters there!

    You cook them just how I like them... well cooked chicken skin off a thigh cannot be beat and yours looked just right. Some folks peel it off or say it's too dark, I say it's some of the best tasting part especially if they have a great rub on them.

    Good job on that, as well as the whole leg quarter thing. By reading the thread most of us agree that LQ are the way to go!

    Good score on the price too..... 0.49/lb is a great deal and worthy of buying for the freezer. Also, thanks for the details on the brine. Makes me want to give it a shot too, since I've never brined. Dunno why, just always seemed like a PITA.

  17. budlighting

    budlighting Fire Starter

    oh yea,that looks good!gonna be in the 80's the end of the week.I'll finally get to teach myself how to smoke like the pros here on this site!Nice Q's
  18. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good looking quarters there Dude.[​IMG]
  19. faith davis

    faith davis Newbie

    we love this recipe and is now our in our monthly rotation. thanks for a wonderful recipe.
  20. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking , Dude [​IMG]

    A 'high five' for Little Dude.  He looks "Better" than you , though . . . [​IMG].

    Have fun and . . .

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