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A Flock of Chickens - Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smoke 2 geaux, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Well, with Saturday being a beautiful day, and a whole day of outside chores planned it seemed like a good day to do up a batch of yardbirds.  I put the word out to the family and friends and chickens started showing up around 9:00.  By the time I lit the fire at 11:30, I had 7 victims lined up.


    I hit them with a heavy dose of Tony C's, including a bunch in each cavity.  I don't know if the seasoning steams into the meat, or mixes with the juices and gets in that way but I have noticed a big improvement in the taste of my birds since I started doing this.  Don't be shy, put a bunch in there.  Here they are all loaded up and ready for some smoke.


    I let them go for about 4 1/2 hours at 225.  I've done so many of these, I don't need to probe them.  I can just poke on them and wiggle a leg and I know when they are done.  Fuel of choice was RO lump from the red bag and pecan splits.  I ramped up my temp to about 300 for the last half hour to help the skin.  Here are a few coming out.


    These came out great.  They were super juicy and had a really good flavor.  It's nothing complicated, or fancy but it sure is hard to beat the taste of a good smoked chicken. 

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    That's some great looking yard bird right there!

    I have posted the recipe for tony chacheres  in the wiki section  .
  3. Looks great.  Bet they were plenty tasty!  
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The birds look excellent! Great job! Bet that was some mighty fine eating!
  5. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Thats some great looking bird your have there.. Great job on the Q [​IMG]
  6. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Great looking birds!! Sounds like ya got chicken down to a science!!
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are great lookin' birds my friend!

    I use RO and pecan, I love it

    You're right, "It's hard to beat the taste of a good smoked chicken"

    Thanks for sharin'  [​IMG]
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice yardbirds & nice smoker!! Lots of room!
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those are awesome looking birds
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice birds and rig too.........
  11. Im glad you posted this cause im having so much truoble with chicken. I make a mean oven roasted chicken butt I want to master one in the smoke. Im gonna start out this saturday with quaters and if they turn out right then ill up the annie with yardbird. I have a bandera vertical smoker so i should be good on the amounts. Awesome thread brother
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!

  13. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking real fine from here....those would make the Colonel jealous....Congrats on making the banner.
  14. upsman

    upsman Meat Mopper

    that looks good man. I like it!
  15. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    Nice, nothing better then some good chicken!
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is a Flocken lot of chickens and they look good...