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Buttermilk BBQ Chicken w/Q-view


Meat Mopper
Joined Nov 15, 2010
This past Saturday evening a few friends were going to be hanging out, invited me over and I said that I'd bring along a load of barbecue chicken.

Breasts, thighs marinated and seasoned set to cook

About 45 min. before saucing

Chicken in the dark...sorry guys and gals thought about driving a tractor over for lighting this is the best I could do with one of the pickups. Ready to sauce twice, 40 min. before finish.

Done at 4 hrs. 40 min.

I marinated these 24 hrs. in advance using a "Cornell Chicken" style marinade incorporating the use of buttermilk and Dreisbach's Garlic Caper Dressing & Marinade in addition. I reserved some of the liquid to baste with a couple times while cooking. I used olive wood to smoke with for this particular set. For the saucing, I used equal amounts Russ & Franks Sassy and Grumpy's Black Label barbecue sauces.

For most the cook I was at 230 deg. and brought the temp. up to over 300 for a short while a little over an hour in to crisp it up. This was some very good chicken, had a excellent flavor and was both tender and moist.
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Master of the Pit
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Joined Jul 9, 2010
Looks like a winner. Next time leg quarters are on sale I may have to try that. The best fried chicken is usually soaked in buttermilk. Should be good for BBQ too.


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Joined Jun 22, 2009
That's some good looking chicken. Nothing like a full smoker. I'm sure your friends appreciated your effort! Nice job!


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 31, 2010
Man that chicken has some great color to it.. looks real tasty.. great job


Master of the Pit
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Joined May 20, 2010
Nice lookin' bird

I bet your friends enjoyed it!

Thanks for sharin'


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Joined Jun 21, 2007
Thanks for sharing some mouth watering Q, the use of buttermilk is my favorite on when doing chicken. It's all good my friend.


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Joined Apr 28, 2010
looks delicious and nice Q

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