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Smoked/Grill Mexican Road Side Chicken Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bratrules, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    I love slow grill/smoked chicken and the reason i call it roadside chicken it because it always sold along road side stands in Mexico and its sold really cheap. But its the best!!!Now i marinade the chicken in fresh lime juice, orange juice, 3 cloves of pressed garlic, fresh chili powder, onion powered, and salt and pepper to taste. The chicken marinaded for about 4 hours but you can leave it over night and it will taste even better!! here are a few pics!!




  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    I smoked/grilled the chicken on a off set char-grill smoker/grill i have. The thing is falling apart on me but it still severs its propose!! Well i banked all the coals to one side and add some hickory chunks. And i let smoke for about 2 hours at 350 or so. After that i moved the chicken directly over the coals to get some of that great chard flavor. Oh and i also grill some chili's along side to make some green salsa.
  3. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]OH YEAH!!!!! That is what I am talking about. I love grilled/smoked chicken. Would you care to share your salsa recipe with us?
  4. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on that yard bird, the el polo type is my favorite with the citrus. [​IMG]  What did you do with the neck and gizzards?
  5. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Well them neck and gizzards were a great snack!!!! As for the salsa it goes like this. I chard some Serrano chili's as you can see from the pics and i just threw those in to the blender with about 5 cloves of garlic and blend it till smooth after that i add some tomatillo about 1 1/2 cup boil them first then just blended them with the chili's and that's about it easy!!! oh don't forget to add salt to taste. oh and the salsa is going to come out kind thick so thin it out with some water. 
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some awesome looking yard bird!! Definately puttin this on my to-do list! [​IMG]
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With all due respect... Pollo Loco ain't got nothing on you. It's all good my friend.
  8. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird...

    Also, I have had the salsa you describe. However, they added a quarter cup clear tequila, a tbs white sugar, and a tbs cpb. It's awesome! 
  9. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    pollo loco is alright but there no smoke flavor in those birds!!!!
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010
  10. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Some tasty looking bird!  Thanks for the Qview!
  11. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Also i got give a shout out to my wife cause she made the guacamole and it came out really damn good. well also cause it had some of my smoked chili's in it lol
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dude where are you in So CA - we need to  chat
  13. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Scarbelly am in South Gate C.A. its about 15min from downtown L.A.
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I will PM you - lets get together
  15. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    that is one of the best looking chickens I've ever seen!  great pix, too. way prettier than pollo loco! Thanks for the salsa tips, too. Yum!
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good!
  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    You beat me to it again!!!!

    I was gonna say, "OKay, I'm not accusing anyone, but what the hell happened to the gizzard & heart !?!?"

    Beautiful chicken Brat!

  18. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Thats looks great and the salsa and Guac is my favorite mmm
  19. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Great bird. I too appreciate the salsa recipe. Were the peppers and onions left on for the entire time the bird was left on?
  20. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    Nice bird!!!  [​IMG] <

    one of these for sure.