Quicky Chicky!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jirodriguez, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last weekend I was bagging up a bunch of raw chicken with various marinades and tossing them into the freezer for quick thaw and cook dinners. For this chicken I went with a Mexican flavored wet marinade: 1 can diced tomatos, 8 cloves garlic, 1/2 onion, fresh cillantro, couple of canned ancho peppers with some of the sauce from the can, 1/4 C. veg. oil, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, chili powder, paprika, juice from 2 fresh limes, and finally some cummin. I was going for big flavor! LOL

    So flash forward 1 week, thawed out two bags of chicken and tossed onto the WSM loaded with lump and mesquite, WSM was running at about 230° on the lid therm, so the grate was about 250°. You can see the flavors! [​IMG]


    Two hours in, did a quick temp check on a couple of pieces..... not quite there. Also tossed on a couple of pieces of hickory at this point as well. Starting to smell soooooo goood! [​IMG]


    Let it run for 1/2 hour more at 250° then opened up all the vents and kicked it up to 300° for the last half hour with the skin side down. While the chicken was finishing up I put together a quick salad, some buttermilk mashed taters, and some gravey. Then pulled the chicken to rest for about 15 min. while I got the table set and plates ready.


    .......*drumroll*...... and then the money shot! [​IMG]


    Now it's all over except for the burping. [​IMG]   [​IMG]
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Johnny, nothing like a big ole charcoal smoked dinner!    [​IMG]    I love the bag and smoke also. [​IMG]
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well Johnny, you did say quick.  I would have thought you might have made your own chili powder, and I bet you did.

    I love smoked food, but my old Weber grill still gets used a lot.

    Thanks for posting this great looking food.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    WOW! awesome looking meal there, Johnny! [​IMG]  Cheers!
  5. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Some good looking yard bird there.

  6. smokinal

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

    Man that's one great looking meal you put together there Johnny!   [​IMG]
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Meat - it was real good!


    No.... I cheat and buy the hot NM Chili powder.

    Thanks Barbe - had to do something with all that nice sun we got this last weekend!

    Thanks Mike. [​IMG]  Yard bird is about all I can afford now a-days, beef is getting stupid pricey.... lol.

    Thanks Al.

    We had our first weather above 74° for the year.... we are not as blessed with the sun as you and Judy... lol
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chicken looks great Johnny

    The meal looks fantastic
     Looks like you got it!
  9. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that whole dinner looks great, man I am hungry
  10. I could deal with a plate of that! Nice job I like the flavors.
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Johnny, nothing wrong with that hot NM chili powder.  I have used it for years.  I also keep the California chili powder on hand, also store bought.  I often like to use different chilis in the same dish.  One for heat, one or more for a breadth of flavor. I like layers of flavor in some dishes.

    Thanks for the chili knowledge you pass on to the forum.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IT looks yummy thanks for the Qview

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