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Strange Way To Smoke Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by msmith, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok this is gonna sound strange but im thinking of trying it to see. I was told this from a man down in east texas that they take a chicken rub it down with spices then stick the bird inside a brown paper grocery bag. Set it on the smoker and do the usual smoke time. They say it is nice and brown and very juicy and no taste of the bag. Has any body else heard of doing this or tried it.
  2. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello hello,
    i dont know about smokin---
    i have baked many turkeys
    in grocery bags
    in oven at 325 f.
  3. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    What exactly is the bag supposed to accomplish in this process? If you do this we're gonna need a report msmith. ;)
  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello hello,

    in oven--
    the bag acts like a roasting pan with lid...

    keeps well done turkey moist..
  5. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well Ive heard it turned out good and the smoke penetrated thru the bag for a good smoke taste While keeping all the juices in. Im going to try it and see for myself how it does. Ill let you know the results, gonna have to wait until the weather clears up I dont mind the cold but not gonna smoke in the rain.
  6. Please do let us know. This could be a way to avoid over smoking.
  7. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Soundss like a definite creosote buster.

    I've done chix in the oven that way. The yardbrd was tasty, but the bag ruined all gravy prospects. I never make gravy w/ smoked birds, so it sounds like a good idea. Please do let us know how the smoke fares.

  8. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used the paper bag with a ham in the oven with great results. Yes, it holds moisture in and when cooked in the 300 to 359* range, it's terrific! (However not as good as when smoked.)
  9. I've done salmon and white fish in a paper bag in the oven.
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Doesn't the bag get soggy and rip?
  11. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    That does'nt seem to create any problems.

    When you say whitefish, is that the same whitefish we used to catch in Wyoming? Kind of a sucker-mouthed carp looking fish?

  12. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This bag trick is funny to me. The guy that thought it up is my kinda guy. Go to groc store, put groc in bag, throw bag on smoker, take bag out next time you wake up. Done.

    Who would think of this trick? Funny as heck to me. Gotta love these little tricks.
  13. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Have you ever tried hobo chicken where you kill a chicken, behead and gut it, coat it w/ mud, feathers and all, throw it in the fire, and when it's done, crack the mud shell in half, and pull it off? They say it removes the feathers, and the bird comes out clean.
    I've heard of it a few times, but never had it verified.

  14. zardnok

    zardnok Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    OK so Coating it in mud sounds stranger to me than the paper bag!
  15. The mud must be awful thick to pluck off all those feathers :D ! Sounds plausable, let us know if anyone decides to 'mud daub' :lol: ! I guess smoking the mud covered creature wouldn't work due to temp danger zone issues?
    Interesting,.....VERY interesting............
  16. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I'm sure that Oklahoma red gumbo clay would fit the bill
  17. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Marvin, you ever do this yet?
  18. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    I've coated a chicken in a coarse kosher salt slurry and baked it, It literally turns into a concrete hard shell. Had to smack it off with a hammer. It's an oriental recipe. The results are good but the chicken looks rather blah.. colorless and almost boiled in appearance. Mighty tender and tasty though. I'll see if I can dig up the exact recipe.
  19. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've heard of the chicken in a bag cook, never done it myself though. I'm thinking I remember reading one time about doing about the same thing with popcorn and a campfire. Seems like it was a boy scout thing... too long ago to remember the details though... Now I might have to go hunting for it.

    Keep Smokin
  20. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats what i thought of when he said whitefish..very tasty in the smoker or fried in a pan of butter