Chicken Madness!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hickorybutt, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Chicken wings for the Mrs. and I tonight, and whole chickens to pull and freeze for later meals.

    Wings were rolled in black pepper, salt, paprika, and a little onion and garlic powder.
    Whole chickens were brined in salt water with brown sugar, onion and garlic powder.

    Currently smoking around 240-250 degrees.

     
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  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a beautiful picture!

    But ya might have squeezed one more chicken in there.....LOL
     
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  3. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    And that would have squeezed a 'few' more dollars out of my wallet - LOL
     
  4. a basham

    a basham Fire Starter

    Must be a chicken weekend!! How long did you brine them
     
  5. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Brined them for 7 hours... Didn't start them till 6:45 this evening. Got a late start, but they are cruising right along.
     
  6. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great. Breast down and Preacher's Nose toward the firebox.
     
  7. Ok you got me - I'll tag along...
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice hb, very nice ! A full smoker be a happy smoker !! Lookin good man !! :kewl:
     
  9. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys!

    I am not the bragging type, but I really hit the bullseye with this cook... My 'que has been getting to new levels lately with more practice and learning on my recently new pit.

    This cook was done at around 250 degrees with red oak and cherry - those have been my go-to woods lately since it is what I mainly have.


    BBQ wings were unreal. Smoked for 1.5 hours, then rolled in mustard BBQ sauce (Carolina sauce) and put back in the smoker for 15 minutes.


    The whole chickens continued to cook while we ate dinner. I cooked them till the breast meat was 165 degrees and they came out unbelievable. Perfectly crisped skin and juice pouring out of the body cavity. All the meat was pulled to be frozen for meals the next couple of weeks.





    Thanks for lookin'!

    James
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty chicken and the wing look great! You were smart to cook the wings, that way you'd get some chicken put up.....LOL

    Looks great.
     
  11. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Foam.

    The chicken is going in the freezer before any funny business happens...

     
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  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey hb, nothin wrong with being proud man !! When ya hit a smoke, ya should be proud ! Looks real good !! Thumbs Up
     
  13. Nice job man  [​IMG]   Those wings sure look good  [​IMG]   & that chicken is gonna taste great once you thaw it back out  [​IMG]  
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking mess of chicken!!
     
  15. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks y'all.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oooooo........ smoked chicken enchiladas ! Inspiration! Thank you!!
     
  17. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    So many combinations with pulled smoked chicken...

    Enchiladas, tacos, burritos, BBQ pizza, sandwiches, on a salad, adding to other dishes like mac 'n cheese....  I may not have any chicken left by the end of the week.
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, and don't forget tamales also! But I love green chicken enchiladas ............... Its something I keep putting at the top of the list and then forgetting! I just can't imagine how outstanding smoked green chicken enchiladas would be!  I might just blow up from the goodness!
     

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