Chicken Quarters with Q-View

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Smoking Fanatic
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Mar 16, 2009
Western PA
Well i feel like im going smoke crazy the past month or so, everything i get my hands on i want to smoke, and it seems like im smoking something at least once a week. But what else is there to do during winter, so this is when i like to smoke, when i have lots of time. So this time i got some chicken quarters. Ive never done chicken quarters before, have done lots of individual parts, but not quarters, there not alot of difference, but still. So i got some McCormicks Grill Mates Chicken Rub. Ive had good luck with their rubs before.

I soaked my quarters in a simple poultry brine over night. Rinsed and dried off. I pulled the skin up on the quarters and packed it full of rub, then spinkled some on the skin. Popped the in the smoker at 270* with hickory. Smoked to 170*, just to make sure its done for the lady. Pulled them out and WOW! Super juicy, awesome flavor, skin just a little cripsy. The rub flavor was perfect, and the rub under the skin worked awesome, it stayed moist and sort of melted into the meat a little. It has to be some of the better chicken i have done.

Here is the View

All rubbed down and ready to go.


In the smoker.


Out of the smoker and ready to eat.


Cut open.



Yes smoked yard bird is one of the best ways to cook the birds. Now you don't want momma to get chicken sick do ya.
Man I just finished some smoked TriTip and a savory bread pudding and I really could go for a plate of that - nice job is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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