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Chicken help request

mrmeatcutter

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Ok I have done several whole chickens and chicken quarters as well as breasts. Most all have turned out very good. I am entering my 1st BBQ contest next month and need some help on a winning chicken recipe. Should I do thighs? Whole bird?

Never dons this, I am confident in my ribs, pork and brisket but really concerned about chicken.

Any help is appreciated .

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ellymae

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I don't compete but everything I have read is that folks do thighs. Fairly easy to get 6 similar sized pieces for the judges.
 

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I agree, all the comps I've seen they always do thighs.
 

SmokinAl

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Not sure, there always small & uniform so I'm guessing boneless.
 

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Use boneless thighs, Remove the skin in one piece(important). trim the thighs to uniform shape, wrap skin back over thighs. Brush w/ olive oil or butter season and smoke. If you google it you can find a few tricks that will help you alot in comps.
 

raptor700

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Iv'e got a method for comp chicken, It's kinda long winded to post. If you want to try it pm me and i would be glad to help you win your first comp!  Good Luck
 

sonnyhad

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Use boneless thighs, Remove the skin in one piece(important). trim the thighs to uniform shape, wrap skin back over thighs. Brush w/ olive oil or butter season and smoke. If you google it you can find a few tricks that will help you alot in comps.

How long do you smoke it, and at what temp?
 

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