Mayo rubbed thighs on the WSM

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokinal, May 21, 2011.

  1. smokinal

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

    Grabbed a pack of bone in thighs at Wally World. Brined them for a couple of hours in a simple salt & sugar brine. Rinsed them off & patted them dry. Next something new. I covered the thighs in a coat of mayo, both sides & under the skin, then dusted them with Everglades fish & fowl. Got the WSM set at 275, with hickory & mesquite. Put the thighs on skin side up. After 1 hour I sauced both sides with Jeff's diluted 50/50 with water. I flipped them over skin side down for the next hour. Sauced both sides again & flipped them back to skin side up. Checked a few of them with a probe & they were done, 175 IT. I have heard that the mayo keeps the skin from getting rubbery and it works. The skin was not crispy but it was as tender as the meat. Overall the chicken was very juicy with a nice smoke flavor. I will definitely do the mayo thing again.

    Here's how they looked ready to go in.


    And ready to eat.


    And a cut open closeup for Bear. They had nice smoke penetration. 

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

    Must be the oil in the mayo...hmmm

  3. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    I've tried rubbing my thighs with mayo before.....but I kept sliding out of my chair!    nice pics.....
  4. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Al ya did it again, nice trial w/the mayo. I'll give that ago when I smoke sum 1/4's. They look Great!!!
  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking thighs there Al....have heard of the Mayo twist but have never done it. I wonder if Bear coats his with Miracle Whip?? <grin>.....
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking thighs you got there AL  i never thought you can us mayo on chicken.

    every day you learn new things .

    thanks AL

  7. That looks great, I will try that next time I do chicken.
  8. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    AL that Q looks great.. Man i bet that was tasty nice job[​IMG]
  9. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    wow first I saw this post!

    you got some nice looking thighs there Al!

    might have to give that a shot

    another cool mayo thing I have tried and love,

    when ya make a grilled cheese

    coat the outside of the bread with Mayo instead of butter

    gives a nice crisp browned bread and not as oily as butter!
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow Al !!!

    That looks great----thanks for the tip!

    Yes Willie, since we don't allow Mayo (so boring) in our house, I will have to use Miracle Whip.

    I'm sure it will work the same. The only problem is, I'm not sure Mrs Bear is gonna appreciate me rubbing Miracle Whip all over her thighs. Who knows---Maybe she'll like it!  [​IMG]

    Thanks for the nice close-ups Al. The one with the sauce on qualifies quite well as "BearView".

  11. looks great that a try!!!
  12. looks great,will have to try that.
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never thought mixing mayo & sauce going together but that's why this site is awesome!
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking great Al, I'll have to try that.I've fried chicken in mayo before, pretty darn good. 
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Chicken Al and the Bearview is great too..

    Thanks to being a test subject for the rest of us.  Now we can all try it...[​IMG]
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Al!

    .... and Bear.... [​IMG]    LOL
  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Somebody`s been watching Paula Dean...Nice job they look great !!!!!!
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome looking chicken Al.  
  19. smokinal

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

    Thanks for all the nice comments guys, even you Bear. I think Mrs. Bear might like a little mayo on her thighs!   [​IMG]
  20. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great AL. I use mayo on chicken all of the time, the wife's favorite is skinless breast coated in mayo then bread crumbs or special k cereal then good, like a poor man fried chicken.

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