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Big Bad BBQ Rub Smoked Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by civilsmoker, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Kicking off the Christmas break off with some smoked wings, drums, and thighs.

    Seasoned them up with some Big Bald BBQ Rub :)

    Smoked them with a 50/50 mix of apple & cherry

    Once they hit 165 they went under the broiler to crisp up the skin.

    The party is about to start

    Matched with home made bacon mac & cheese and fresh veggies and party on
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018
  2. BKING!

    BKING! Smoking Fanatic

    I love your pit man! I remember reading the build thread. Great looking wings too.
  3. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, I'm really enjoying the pit but hate it at the same time cause it causes me to eat way too much....lol
    HappyGrillmore likes this.
  4. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit

    Looks amazing, fantastic job
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that there is some good looking party vittles. Nicely done

    point for sure.
  6. SmokinAl

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

    Great looking meal!
    Nicely done!
  7. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    This is the first time I've loaded the HCC racks totally full so I was really wondering how it would do, I'm no longer wondering.

    Since everyone should have the big bad BBQ rub recipe.

    The mac & cheese is:

    1/4 butter & flour
    2 cup milk & 1 cup heavy cream
    3/4 cup smoked guda
    3/4 cup med cheddar
    1/3 cup parm
    1 tsp old bay
    1 tsp salt
    Pepper to taste.

    Add butter & flour to a sauté pan cook till bubbly & it starts to get a hint of color. Then wisk in the milk & cream and cook at med-low heat till it's nice and creamy. Turn to low, add seasonings & the grated cheese. Once the cheese is melted set aside. You don't want to over cook it i.e. Don't boil it!

    While making the sauce cook 16oz of your favorite pasta, remember to salt the pasta water. Cook pasta about 8 min it should firm with a slight bite to it. Drain and put in a mixing bowl.

    Mix the cheese sauce with the pasta. If you want you can add goodies at this point. I.e. Crab meat, chicken, sausage....

    Once mixed put in individual sized (or family) dish. And add some more grated cheese (a blended mix of the three above) to your preference. You can add seasoned panko if you want too then in the oven at 350 for 10 to 15 min. Take out when it's bubbly and cheese is melted.

    This is when we add chopped bacon & green onion since we don't add the goodies inside.

    Serve on a plate cause the dish will be hot!

    This is a perfect side for smoked wings, ribs, pulled pork.....

    Sorry Kraft!
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
    ksblazer likes this.

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow! Looks awesome.
  9. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Well round 2 tonight! Holy smokes just candy!

    All rubbed down!

    Getting cozy...

    Warm and fuzzy!

    Nothing but TBS :-)

    And finally meat candy!!

    Just love the new pit!
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  10. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I ran the temp a little hotter tonight and I was very happy. It was more like BBQ temp so the skin was near crispy coming out and only needed a few minutes under the broiler to finish it.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great
  12. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Many thanks, I've become quite a fan of the Big Bald BBQ rub. The high sugar content really helps crips up with a little higher heat
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  13. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking smoker going with some awesome looking chicken. Love the plating and the sides. Everything looks good. Likes for sure.
  14. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Plating is a big deal in our house, cause if it looks good it seems to taste even better! Although it is also a habit from my long ago restaurant days....

    The smoker is showing signs it will earn its keep. The building process seemed to take for ever so it still has some pay back. Up later this week beef ribs and prime rib.
  15. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is some awesome looking Q!!!! As sick as I am that just made me hungry!!! Definite LIKE. And A beauty smoker as well. Congrats on the carousel ride.
  16. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Glad the Qpics could make you feel better. My wife doesn't eat much meat but she loves these wings. In fact, that's how I know I've cooked them right when she goes back for seconds.

    I've had 3 neighbors come over and want to buy my smoker from me since I finished it and started cooking on it. However, I'm not really wanting to let go of it just yet....I do have 2 more tanks for builds that I may start working on this coming year, just to be neighborly though :-)
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wings and drummies. My 2 favorite food groups. Like! B
  18. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Let's see wings, drumbs, & ribs make a balance meal or the "food plate" as they call it today!
    bdskelly likes this.
  19. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking yard bird! LIKE!
  20. Catfish61x

    Catfish61x Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Im new here and love trying different rubs
    Your chicken looks awesome. Where can i find the
    recipe for the Big Bad BBQ Rub ?