• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Pops cured poultry parts= Finger licken chicken ham


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Aug 16, 2016
Experimenting with pops brine with poultry a bit. I had some wing pieces and skinless/boneless thighs, so I threw them in a bowl with 1/2 gal of brine/cure. Two days in the brine, then rinsed 3-4 times and then patted dry. A light sprinkle of Jeff's rub on a rack. I had spare space so I put in a chub of sausage for a little fatty action. Into the MES30 at 275'. AMNPS went in with pecan pellets. Temp probe went into the sausage. At 2-1/2 hours exactly the remote alarm went off at 170' IT.

It was movie night with the Mrs... BIRD is the kids favorite! They are mad because they cant have any.

I will definitely be making this again! It was even better the next day after a sit in the fridge. So versatile! The wings are just finger licking awesome cured like that, but the thighs were the winner here! They can go cold chopped up in salads or pasta. I was going to make a chicken salad out of some but there was none left!

Thanks for looking.


Smoking Guru
Staff member
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 4, 2014
Looks like Pop has converted another one!  Those look very good and the pups look a bit sad!

His brine/cure is hard to beat for sure.  Try a whole bird when you get the chance, it'll blow you away.  

Also, the bones and pieces left over from the cured birds makes for a killer stock for chicken/turkey and dumplings!


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 22, 2009
Looks delicious!

It's amazing how much flavor change you get from the brine cure!

Nice job!



Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
This looks so good you must have a point!


Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.