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  1. gmc2003

    Blooming Onion - Kettle Style

    Just a quick post today. The weather was beautiful once again yesterday. Slight breeze and temps in the lower 80s. So, I decided to Q up a quick dish for my wife's and my supper. Time to fire up the old beer pole: First step is to slice up the onion. Then it gets an initial coating of...
  2. Daba's BBQ

    Weekend Chicken & Ribs

    I decided to try two new recipes for my chicken and ribs cook. For the chicken, I used Big Mo Cason's rub and then created two new sauces from scratch. For the chicken, I used an apricot sauce and for the ribs, I used a sauce with Gulden's mustard. I used a homemade rub on the ribs and cooked...
  3. Daba's BBQ

    Internal Temperature for Chicken - thoughs?

    TARGET INTERNAL TEMPERATURE FOR CHICKEN* This one took a while for me to adjust to, but now, it's like I've been blind and now can see. We've been taught to cook chicken to 165F, right? This blanket, highly generalized recommendation is so deceitful. Yes, your chicken will be safe to eat. But...
  4. gmc2003

    Vortex whole chicken

    Well, it was very windy here in the Northeast today, but at least it was sunny and pleasantly warm. The wife was babysitting our grandson, so I decided to fire up the kettle and make some chow. I hadn't done a whole chicken in quite some time, and the local grocer had some that looked pretty...
  5. xray

    Cinco De Mayo Chicken Tacos w/ Corn and Black Bean Salsa

    If you know me, you know I like my tacos and make them quite often. Well, I didn't really need an over-commercialized holiday excuse to fire some up, but the wife insisted so I figured "what the heck?" and jazzed some up anyway. I ended up doing grilled boneless chicken thighs with a corn and...
  6. gmc2003

    New England Kettle Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Well, it's a fairly nice Saturday, and we decided to have some chicken cooked on the BBQ. We didn't really feel like wings, thighs or drummies. So we decided to go with Cordon Bleu. Here it is, hope you can tolerate the play-by-play. Started off by butterflying some chicken breasts. Then...
  7. xray

    Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

    Back in October when I was laid up with Covid, my wife and I started binge watching Seinfeld on Netflix. If you're familiar with the show, and especially the Soup Nazi episode, one of the soups he makes is chicken mulligatawny. Until now, I never made it before but knew it was something I would...
  8. P

    Chicken dry cure with nitrite

    I would like to try dry curing chicken using sodium nitrite. Didn't find in the net. Is it possible at all? Need help on this. Thanks
  9. F

    Dry Ribs and Pork

    Hello everyone! I'm new here but have been reading the posts for a long time, so firstly a big thanks to this community for helping me learn this amazing hobby! Had to post now, because I'm a bit stuck... I have had plenty of success over the last few years smoking baby backs. I have previously...
  10. N

    Chicken Smoking Experiment

    I am just trying to sort out how to manage my smoker, and get some good food to eat in the process. I don't have any pictures, I was half through with the emergency dinner wife had to make because this cook took too long.I I butchered the chicken by thirdeye's technique, cutting so white meat...
  11. N

    First cooking attempt

    I just got my smoker, a Smoke Vault 18, so I had to try something. After reading dozens of recipes i decided an easy low cost meat would be a chicken. A major frustration I had was in reading all the recipes was there seems to not be a way to specify the smoke attributes used in the recipe...
  12. Daba's BBQ

    Apricot BBQ Sauce Recipe - great for poultry!

    Ingredients 1/2 tsp olive oil 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp sweet paprika 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup apricot jam 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp molasses 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp...
  13. disco

    Basic Chicken Wings

    I seem to have created a bit of a monster. A follower requested a very easy recipe for Basic Beef Ribs, Basic Brisket, and Basic Pellet Smoker Chicken for his new pellet smoker. I am getting requests for more basic recipes from other followers now. The request this time was for an easy Basic...
  14. disco

    Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts

    I have mentioned before that She Who Must Be Obeyed likes boneless skinless chicken breasts while I find them a difficult piece of meat to keep moist and tender. Well, orders were given so I went to work. One of the things you can do to keep the breast moist is to brine it. However, I don’t...
  15. disco

    Easy Bourbon Chicken Breasts

    One of the best things about pellet smokers is that it can be used to make easy, moist, boneless skinless chicken breasts. The circulating air allows for a great crust and cooking at high temperatures makes a cut of chicken that can be dry and rubbery moist with a great coating. I am busy...
  16. disco

    Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings

    I have seen a lot of recipes that call for tossing chicken in baking powder to get a very crispy skin. I decided it was time to give it a try. Spoiler alert, it works. I started with 600 grams (1 1/2 pounds) chicken wing segments. I patted them dry with a paper towel. I put 15 ml (1 tbsp)...
  17. Torc

    Camp Tuscazoar 75th Birthday Pig Roast

    As a kid I got the chance to camp at Tuscazoar with my scout troop and going back was a flood of fond memories. I volunteered and got some great pics from the grill.
  18. disco

    Nashville "Fried" Chicken

    First, I am so sorry for not being active. I have been distracted by family issues. However, I have missed you all. A friend took a trip to Nashville some time ago and told me about Nashville chicken. It is a fried chicken that is brushed with hot oil that has cayenne bloomed in it. The...
  19. smokingpigfoods

    Sriracha Chicken

    Rubbed down with a Sriracha Compound Butter and covered with Sriracha Powder and Italian Dressing Mix. Smoked at 250 for 2 hours then 325 for 1 hour and 20 min. i forgot to put the beans in until the last hour, but they were fine. I’m becoming a big fan of the Sriracha Powder.
  20. kilo charlie

    Reimagined Spaghetti Waffle with Chicken Meatballs

    Reimagined Spaghetti and Meatballs/Reimagined Chicken Parmesan/Reimagined Chicken and Waffles - all wrapped into one! How I made it: Chicken Fried Chicken Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon black...