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Offline sibba

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Whole chickens and leg quarters
« on: July 10, 2008, 11:08:58 am »
Same party Different day
Have some whole chickens and leg quarters
Just need help with the basics
Brine
smoke time and temp

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 11:59:52 am »
I've used this recipe with great results:

http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35

for the leg quarters, same brine, they probably don't need more than 2 hours - go for an IT of 165.
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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 12:18:04 pm »
you the man
thanks for the guidance.  will let you know how things go. 

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 12:21:38 pm »
Welcome to the fourum sibba!  FL's got ya hooked up....He forgot to say use mesquite!   ;D

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 12:42:20 pm »
I _have_ actually used mesquite on chicken.















I've also used Hickory, Apple, Maple, Oak....
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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 12:45:28 pm »
Hey west texas thanks
Im an Amarillo boy by birth
keep em commin

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 09:59:08 pm »
I do whole chickens all the time (did two on Tuesday and did some salmon yesterday).  I find that I don't have to brine them to get them to turn out right.  I do lift the skin on one end and apply a rub under the skin on the meat.  A salty rub can work a lot like a brine.  It will draw out moisture and then the meat pulls it back in with the spices.  I usually smoke the chickens about 2 hours and then place in the oven till done.  I find chicken picks up the smoke pretty quickly.  I use the oven to finish up my meats a lot to reduce the overall cooking time.  I'm just not that patient.

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 08:13:42 pm »
ROck on
chickens turned out smoked and delish
sealed some up for enchiladas later and what ever else
thanks all you smokers out there
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yes, I did inhale...........deeply

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Re: Whole chickens and leg quarters
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 08:17:04 pm »
welcome sibba,  photos welcome here as well.  looking at the pictures is right there behind smoking and eating  ;D

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