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Whole Chicken smoked w/ qviews

rare2medium

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Over the summer my friend Jeff and his wife stopped by as Trish and I were out on the deck eating a whole chicken I made in the smoker that day. They had already eaten but Jeff tried it and loved it. Months later they were coming over to our house for a New Years eve night of fun and I though what a great idea it would be to make him a smoked whole chicken, seal it up in a heavy clear vacuum packed bag and gift wrap it and hand him this odd shape "warm" wrapped gift. Turned out to be a great "gift".

Started off with a whole 6lb fresh chicken, got it on sale for $1/lb. Overnight I let it soak in basic salt & water brine. Next day I put on some basic rub on the outside (SPOG) and on the inside I stuffed the cavity with some left-over shallots and thyme I had from a prime rib roast I was making for dinner. Put it in the MES w/ Pecan wood at 240. Added the Maverick temp probe later and waited till it got to 165. Did it on the rack, above a pan, flipped it once. A few hours later took the hot bird out, let it cool down for a few minutes and put it in the FoodSaver and vacuum sealed it and gift wrapped it.

 

"What the heck is this, it's, it's warm?" .........            "IT'S A SMOKE CHICKEN !!!"  :)

 
 

rare2medium

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Yes, my friend loved it. He didn't share any with his wife over the next few days !

(crap, I just noticed a typo on the last pic, he said "It's a smoked chicken" (not smoke chicken). Oh well.)
 

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Very cool idea!

Al
 

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Yes, my friend loved it. He didn't share any with his wife over the next few days !

(crap, I just noticed a typo on the last pic, he said "It's a smoked chicken" (not smoke chicken). Oh well.)
yea if you smoked it it would have to been pretty dry or you would have never have kept it lit.
 

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How do I get on your gift list?

Nice idea.

Disco
 

chilerelleno

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Great gift idea... Point for originality.
 

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