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Disney Style (Cured) Chicken Legs

thirdeye

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I did a Google search for Disney Turkey legs. Most of the brines are curing brines, several recipes had some aromatics added. One article said Disney buys legs from huge turkeys, like 50# birds! So I guess I've been making Disney Drumsticks for a long time.... :emoji_laughing:

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jcam222

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I am also curious where Disney comes into play
Cured smoked turkey legs are the top or closed to top selling food at Disney. These look great. I’ll have to try it with chicken, I’ve done turkey and they were awesome. People devoured them. I love that rack too. Going to order one tonight!
 

Fueling Around

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After many years of eating turkey .. discovered I don't like turkey. I do love chicken.
Chicken legs pretty cheap meat.
There should be a glut of turkey legs on the market with all the local festivals, county fairs, and concerts being canceled this year?
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The cure is high (no extremely high) to the amount of water, # of meat, and time.
What is the equalization time?
 

chilerelleno

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Personally I wouldn't use the cure, really no need for it.
Okay, so you're just fine with Brined poultry, brining it has it's benefits and makes for juicy and tender meats.
No need for the Cure?
Then these wouldn't be what they are.
You must realize that there is a distinct flavor to Cured poultry just as in other meats, e.g. bacon.
And that very distinct flavor is what makes these a favorite of many.
 
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Jabiru

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They look very tasty, nice job. I haven’t done legs for a long time, think it may be time.

I always brine poultry and sometimes I’ll add cure, mainly if I am cold smoking Or want that taste. I like with and without cure.
 

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Got the collapsible version of those leg holder at Menards. Not sure if they’d be in stock late in season. Also got one that came on a metal tray that works good for veggies cooking in the juices that drip down.
 

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Okay, so you're just fine with Brined poultry, brining it has it's benefits and makes for juicy and tender meats.
No need for the Cure?
Then these wouldn't be what they are.
You must realize that there is a distinct flavor to Cured poultry just as in other meats, e.g. bacon.
And that very distinct flavor is what makes these a favorite of many.
Maybe for cold smoking but what's the benefit if hot smoking?
 

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