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Offline RedJada

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bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:57:09 PM »
 Thinking about doing this this weekend. Did some searching here and saw one by ou812. I liked the way he wrapped his cheese in the ham so it didn't melt out. I never brined my chicken before so I may skip this step. Planing on seasoning the chicken, wrapping some smoked Swiss (I bought) in some ham then wrapping/lacing with bacon. Smoke for around 2 hours then cook for another 1-1.5. Any tips or suggestions?

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 04:21:35 PM »
 Yep don't skip the brine step. You will really enjoy the difference in the yardbird.
Bacon is the Crack Cocaine of the Food World.

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 04:22:07 PM »
Although the bacon will certainly help, chicken breasts can dry out pretty easily so reconsider the brining.  Doesn't take that long and pays off.

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »
Yup what they said and it also makes it safer to smoke poultry at the lower temps of the bradely smoker. Cook to IT of 165°F

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 05:16:02 PM »
Although the bacon will certainly help, chicken breasts can dry out pretty easily so reconsider the brining.  Doesn't take that long and pays off.

Yeppers, what the turtle said. Don't skip the brining part. Trust me on this one. Took a short cut and ended up feeding the pups most of it!!  :o

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 05:43:48 PM »
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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 03:18:19 PM »
 Survey says? Brine  :P. Never done any kind of chicken in a smoker. Usually the oven or grill. So off to look for brine solutions....
 Thanks for the tips everyone.

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »
Survey says? Brine  :P. Never done any kind of chicken in a smoker. Usually the oven or grill. So off to look for brine solutions....
 Thanks for the tips everyone.

 Tried searching here for brine but came up empty handed. Can anyone point the to some kind of ratio of salt to water?

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 04:46:42 PM »
Simplest basic brine proportions are:
     1 gallon water
     1/2 cup kosher salt (or 1/4 cup table salt)
     2/3 cup light brown sugar

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 02:08:13 PM »
 Have some cheese to pull in a few minutes. I have the cordon blue all ready to go next. I did the brine as suggested. My first attempt at this. Took OU812's idea of wrapping the cheese in the ham so it don't leak out. So here's what I got. Brine boneless chicken breast flatten out, store bought smoked Swiss wrapped in store bought honey ham, all wrapped in bacon. Thinking 2 hours smoke at 225 then finish in the oven. So here goes nothing.

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 02:15:12 PM »
Thats gonna be soooooo gooood!

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 03:50:34 PM »
Thats gonna be soooooo gooood!
What he said
Bacon is the Crack Cocaine of the Food World.

Be careful about calling yourself and EXPERT! An ex is a has-been, and a spurt is a drip under pressure!


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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 04:02:38 PM »
One of my favoroites you got going there, Sizzler steak house serves it up with a nice mustard sauce.

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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2012, 05:00:05 PM »
My wife's favorite! And a real crowd pleaser. Brine is always a great thing for poultry. Looking great as usual!
A few pics from smokes....
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Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
Are they done yet Are they done yet Are they done yet Are they done yet?  ;D