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Offline Stargazer

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First time smoked chicken...
« on: February 14, 2009, 08:31:38 pm »
No pictures, sorry, but did my first batch of chicken in marie.

Dad and I found chicken quarters on sale, didn't marinade which maybe I should of done, and added a mild rub to them.

Preheated marie to about 200F then put the racks in. Let them smoke with applewood for about 4 hours and took out when internal temp reached around 165F. Rotating the racks once during the cooking.

Foiled and let sit for about 2 hours then served for supper.

The chicken was so *bleepin* tender and juicy it was pulling away from the bone.

I'm much more a pork and beef guy, maybe because I had so much chicken growing up in Kentucky all my life, but all I can say is, this sure gave me a whole entire new out look on chicken.

My father was in awe over this chicken.

I'm sure marinading the quarters first will add to it even more.

I followed the advice from others here on the forum about keeping the damper open half way due to the high water in chicken and seemed to work perfectly.

Only change I will try next time is just adding a marinade to it. For all the pro's here, any suggestions on a good marinade for chicken?

Anyhow, just wanted to give an update on the awesomeness "if thats a word?" of my Bradley smoker.
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Offline FLBentRider

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 08:39:39 pm »
Good job on the yardbirds.

there is a brine on the recipe site that I have used http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35 it  works!
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Offline KyNola

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 10:19:02 am »
Star,
Sounds great!  I agree with FLBR on the recipe link he has provided you.

By the way, for a tasty rub for chicken, I recommend Jan's Dry Rub also found on the recipe site.  It was originally concocted specifically for chicken.  Who knew it was going to be good on lots of things?! ;)  I should have marketed that stuff. :D

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Offline minnowfisher

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 05:22:22 am »
hi Kynola,
What link is Jans dry rub in, can't seem to find, maybe looking in the wrong place.

Thanks

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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 06:23:15 am »
JFG

It's over on the recipe site... Here's a link for ya...

http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?p=718#post718

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 06:44:02 am »
Thanks Mike!

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Offline minnowfisher

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Re: First time smoked chicken...
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 12:56:47 am »
Thanks Guys,
               Your help is much appreciated, I will look into the link supplied.

JFG
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