What is a "Franken Chicken"? W/Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by wingman, May 3, 2010.

  1. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You had to know didn't you. [​IMG]

    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... [​IMG]

    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    This is a fun smoke for the family. A little something for everyone. My only regret is not making at least two.
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    This really turned ou well.
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  2. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Very Cool Rob!
     
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    That had to be good [​IMG]
     
  4. that loooks great!!!!
     
  5. I hear banjo music [​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Creative.[​IMG]
     
  7. I bet you could almost win a chicken throwdown with that.
     
  8. dutch

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

    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.
     
  9. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

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    for creativity
     
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you knock out some cool stuff. [​IMG]
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes you have to get some[​IMG]for that one. It is very creative all right. It looks awesome and delicious too. Great job
     
  12. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah. I am wondering why you didn't throw that in. You have some amazing talents there sir. [​IMG]
     
  13. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    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![​IMG]
     
  14. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It's funny that they move that fast. Haven't you ever wondered why they hang out in the kitchen when we smoke? [​IMG]
     
  15. mikeythai

    mikeythai Smoke Blower

    Wingman, food and art have just collided... the aftermath was beautiful. I wanna try that. Especially the cordon blue part. Bet it was juicy!
     
  16. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dutch, sounds like a very tasty dinner! [​IMG]
     
  17. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    Looks Awesome. What a great idea. It didn't come to you over a couple of beers did it?
    [​IMG]for originality.
     
  18. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    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.[​IMG]
     
  19. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    HA! no a couple of beers and I would have wrapped Franken Chicken in bacon! [​IMG]
     

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