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Chicken it's what's for dinner

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by pineywoods, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    I did a couple chickens today along with a couple packs of legs. I used orange wood for the smoke. I put the whole chickens in a brine last night I used kosher salt, light brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, and sliced up a fresh orange and added that too. I put the legs into brine today for about three hours. Pulled the whole chickens out and rinsed them and set them on a rack to dry while I got the smoker going added just salt, pepper, and put them into a 275 degree smoker. They were going to fast so I cut the smoker back to 225 and decided I'd just put them in the oven under the broiler to crisp the skin. About two hours before dinner time I got the legs out of the brine and rinsed them and put them in. After the broiler while I was slicing the whole birds I put the legs in to crisp up. Overall it was good but I had hoped for a little more orange flavor than what I got.

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  2. bmudd14474

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

    Looks good Jerry
     
  3. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Were those birds originally from the Nevada Proving Grounds?!?  [​IMG]   J/K  They look good...better than what I had for dinner! 
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice Looking Chicken Jerry...
     
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Them look good Piney and I don't even like chicken. [​IMG]

    I'll have to give your brine a try someday,
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Yes sir those are some fine looking and I bet tastey birds you have there Jerry.
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW that makes me hungry
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking Q Jerry... but you're killimg me as I just had oatmeal!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  9. Orange wood sounds interesting, any common wood you could compare it to?