Author Topic: First chicken in the smoker  (Read 2251 times)

Offline shane m

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First chicken in the smoker
« on: December 29, 2010, 06:50:28 AM »
Well I made Tandoori chicken last night. I brined it over night then marinated it in the tandoori mix for 5 hours. Then I smoked it for 3.5 hours. It loooked great and the smoker worked awsome. THe chicken was really salty. Is this common or was it because I brined it then marinated it. I am new to smoking foods so any help would br great.
Shane.

Offline kinyo

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Re: First chicken in the smoker
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 07:55:25 AM »
I don't think the salty taste came from the smoker.

Probably the mix of brine & marinade was too salty.

Usually, I only brine or only marinate.

Others will also help you on that!

Kinyo

Offline OU812

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Re: First chicken in the smoker
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 08:22:46 AM »
I would only brine or marinade, not both.

They both have allot of salt in them.

Now go do it again useing only one or the other.  ;D

Offline TestRocket

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Re: First chicken in the smoker
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 09:36:39 AM »
So now you’ve got a good reason to smoke two more chicken meals trying one in the brine and the other in the marinate!

Your just experimenting until you find what you like best!  ;D

Offline shane m

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Re: First chicken in the smoker
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 05:07:55 PM »
Sounds good. I have a five pound whole chicken in the freezer. I give that a try. I think that this  time I will just try brining it. I used cherry pucks, I think next time I will maybe try apple. I appreciate the help.

Offline Smokeville

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Re: First chicken in the smoker
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 08:27:02 PM »
Sounds good. I have a five pound whole chicken in the freezer. I give that a try. I think that this  time I will just try brining it. I used cherry pucks, I think next time I will maybe try apple. I appreciate the help.

Both cherry and apple are great. Try maple too. Or, a mixture. For a roaster like you've got, it will be the best chicken you ever ate.

Rich