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.


    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.
  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

    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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