How I make my Award Winning Chicken Q-View Heavy

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by ecto1, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK i was in the mood for a tutorial and to celebrate my niece coming to live with me we made some fine yard bird.  We have won two awards using this method and hope to win a few more.  Y'all know me I ain't afraid to share a recipe or two.

    First you start with a brine I have posted mine on here before.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/106653/my-bbq-chicken-brine

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    Two Chickens about the same size.

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    All Natural of course

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    Now we cut in half.

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    Now place in brine for about 12 hours.

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    I place in a bag like this just in case it leaks

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    Next day drain the brine

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    This is country crock

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    Add 1/3 cup Rub I have been using Big Ron's Original

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    Dry Chicken

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    Add butter rub mix under skin

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    Add Rub

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    When I grill I place in a flexible basket (just learned this trick)

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    Fits like this

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    I am grilling not smoking

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    15 minutes then flip 15 minutes then flip again last 30 minutes breast up glaze last 10 minutes

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    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing. Looks great. Instead of Country Crock have you tried real butter?
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can I get a plate of that ? Man I see why you win. Congrats on the new family member.
     
  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]I hope the burn ban stops soon so i can see more of you comp q-veiw.[​IMG]
     
  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow it looks amazing .
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love grilled chicken!

    We do Beer Can Chicken often

    Are those "Fish Baskets"?

    I really like the idea of using the baskets

    Todd
     
  7. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    They are called Mr. BBQ flexible baskets i get them for 12 dollars here at Academy Sports here they are on amazon.  

     
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I thought they had to have smoke on them? Do you turn them in like that?
     
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I do add a few chips to the fire for that smoke flavor but at those temps it is grilling.  Here in Texas there are only 2 KCBS events all the others are IBCA or non-sanctioned.  The rules for IBCA are one fully jointed chicken half wing tips attached no garnish.  
     
  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow the things you learn here? So how so you turn in for KCBS?
     
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just thighs smoked at 250 on a parsley garnish heavy glazed bite through skin.  IBCA has a few comps in your CA and NM you should check one out.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is some great looking chicken. Thanks for sharing ....
     
  13. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ecto----That is Awesome looking Chicken!!!

    Great Step by Step too!!!!

    Only thing----would be nice if you could put a link to your brine, right under where you say:

    "First you start with a brine I have posted mine on here before."

    Link:  WWW. @#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@#$%^&*(*&^%$#$%^&

    This is definitely going in my "How to" file !!!!

    Thanks Buddy!

    Bear
     
  15. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ask and ye shall receive!! 
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Perfect !!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  17. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Love it!  Great looking chicken.  And what a price for "natural" chicken!  I have a couple chickens to grill, I'll brine them and grill on the weber (no UDS here...yet!).

    Great post!!
     
  18. jdshields

    jdshields Newbie

    That looks sooooo good!

    I will be trying this very soon!
     
  19. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great post ECTO [​IMG]
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's some great looking chicken Ecto!

    The color is awesome, I bet it was some good eating!
     

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