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Bacon-wrapped marinated chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by prebeck32, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. prebeck32

    prebeck32 Newbie

    Decided to try out some smoked chicken for the evening. The night before, I decided to marinate in apple juice for 24 hours.


    Before putting on the smoker, I put some applewood dry rub on each piece.


    Once the rub was on, each chicken was wrapped in bacon.


    Dont want to brag, but this was some of the best chicken I've ever had! I smoked over apple wood chips until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.


    Finished product!

  2. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, thats looks great.

    I will have to try that later in the week, I'm trying to find something new for a contest next month. Did the apple juice actually sink in and leave a flavor on the inner bites? I'm looking for something to stand out just a little.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice looking chicken - what was the taste like with the apple juice and the rub? Did the bacon dominate the flavor
  4. prebeck32

    prebeck32 Newbie

    You could definitely taste the apple juice within the chicken...I even used a spray bottle and every 20-30 minutes would give a couple of sprays to each piece. The bacon didnt dominate the flavor...in fact, it worked out really well in locking in the moistness and tenderness of the chicken, making sure it didnt dry out, which is a big problem when smoking poultry.
  5. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, looks great. I might have to give this a try.
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking chicks man [​IMG]
  7. wow, does that look good!

    since i like chicken skin, i never really got the point of skinless chicken breasts

    now i get it!  you're supposed to buy them and wrap them in BACON!

    makes sense now that i've seen it!

    thanks  :)
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That does look good.

    Was the bacon crispy enough?