Cured Chicken !!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by waterinholebrew, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, decided it was time to cure some chicken ! I was intending to do some quarters but the wife found a great deal on a whole chicken, so I'll do quarters next go round !


    So I helped my son mix up a batch of Pop's brine (thanks again for your brine recipe Pop's) & it was his job to stir it together... He done a great job ! Thumbs Up


    Brine all mixed up & time to get the bird in so it can do its thing ! Put in beer fridge for 4 days !


    Simmered the other parts in a small pot for some stock ! Forgot pics of that part though !


    Pulled it outta the fridge 4 days later (Saturday) & was planning on letting it sit overnight & cook Sunday... But that didn't happen ! Had some stuff come up ! That's how most my plans go... LOL.


    So, the bird sat in the fridge til Wednesday nite ! Finally, gonna cook us some cured chicken ! Thumbs Up So got the poultry shears out & spatched it real quick !


    Fired up the kettle for an indirect/direct cook with some KBB & a small chunk of kiawe !


    Waited til IT of 160*, then seared over the vortex. After the sear & rest, had an IT of 165* ! Thumbs Up


    Carved it !


    Plated up with some mac salad & pork n beans ! It was a great meal & reminded us we need to do birds like this more often !



    Thanks for lookin all !
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What was the chicken ailing from?:biggrin: Looks like your degree in poultry is an master's!
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a great looking bird. I love cured birds. Gonna get one curing tomorrow.

    Seasoned with wing seasoning?
     
  4. Wow does that look good! I hardly ever cure poultry except for some turkeys on Thanksgiving. I think I need to change that frequency after seeing this.

    Thinking this is on the menu for next weekend!

    Points for this one.
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, thanks man ! Appreciate the kind words... Sure need to do this more often !
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job, Justin!

    The whole meal looks fantastic!

    Point worthy for sure!

    Al
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin you are like the Vortex Master making everything look great.I may just have to do a cure Rotti bird.points heading your way my friend

    Richie
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty Justin!

    Points!
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
  9. i6quer

    i6quer Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Tasty looking bird! I'm curious about your brine bucket, looks handy with the various levels. Can you share the brand?
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, these things are tasty ! I didn't season with anything before the grill just the brine. Put a bit of wing seasoning on just before eating. Thanks for the point too !
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words & point ! Appreciate it !
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al ! Much appreciated & the point too !
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Richie, you are too kind my friend ! I'll bet a cured roti bird would be awesome ! Thanks for the point as well !
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks ! That is called "The Briner" & I really like it ! I can't post a link but just do a search ! Thumbs Up
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks a bunch Case & for the point !
     
  16. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job!

    I need one of those buckets..
     
  17. i6quer

    i6quer Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, happened to be near a Cabela's today and picked a Briner up. Now I have an excuse to pick up a pork belly this week!
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeppers I love brined or cured or brined and cured whole chickens. BTW a friendly suggestion. After getting the pellicle formed, just before putting it on the grill, rub it down with oil. It will keep the skin from cracking and splitting. Any oil works, does not need be expensive olive oil. Just some veggie oil or chicken or bacon fat will do great. 

    I love what ya did, it looks delicious. 
     
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  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man ! I really like The Briner !
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Foam ! I will do the oil next time, appreciate the tip !
     

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