Baja Chicken (.... and some pork chops)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jirodriguez, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I picked up the rub at Costco called Baja Rub, it is really tastey and has a lot of nice flavors, and I figured it would make awesome chicken.

    Brined two whole chickens in a brine of:

    1/4 C Salt

    1/3 C Baja Rub

    1 C Valentina's Extra Hot hot sauce

    1 C Cider Vinegar

    1 Quart chicken broth

    1 Quart water

    Then I butterflied the chickens and doused them with more of the Baja Rub. The pork chops were brined in a mix of buttermilk and tony chacharos creole seasoning.

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    Fired up the WSM to 225° with a mix of mesquite and hickory (mostly mesquite). Chicken on the bottom and pork up top.

    Here are the chops approx. 1 1/2 hrs. into the smoke.

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    Chops came off after 2 hrs., had to sample a little piece.... and show of the slight smoke ring!

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    Chicken come off at 2 1/2 hrs. and then got tossed under the broiler in the oven for 4-5 min. to crisp up the skin.... mmmmm!

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    TIME FOR DINNER!!

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    (I think I need a bigger plate! [​IMG])
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice color!  Bigger plate doesn't sound like a bad idea?

    Then a place for a nap!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent looking meal you put together there Johnny!

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  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looking good johnny [​IMG]
     
  5. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    great looking meal you got [​IMG]
     
  6. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking plate[​IMG]Cosco has just opened here .Will make the trip to see what lines they brought with them, 
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So how was the rub after the smoke
     
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks delish!!!
     
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all for the nice comments! [​IMG]
     
    Terry - the rub was awesome. It really is a great rub, it has lime, chili, cilantro, and a ton of other great seasonings. If you find it in your local Costco I highly recomend it.
     
     
  10. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a very nice looking plate!
     
  11. Delicious lookin' meal you have there. I have to try smoked pork chops soon. They look great, and the buttermilk brine seems like a great idea. Great job!
     
  12. grohl4pres

    grohl4pres Meat Mopper

    Looks good.  The pork made me drool a little.
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks real good, Johnny !!!!!

    Just found it !!!!

    Quit hiding these smokes !!!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke Johnny. Man I was just a Costco yesterday and dropped $350 and it is just Mrs Scar and me.
     
  15. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are called glasses Bear.... help old eyes see better [​IMG]  or in my case help me see at all! LOL
     


    Yeah.... it sneaks up on you really fast if you aren't paying attention. I do that at Costco and Cash & Carry, can never get out of either one of those stores for under $100.
     
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nope,

    You often post your Awesome Smokes when it's past my bed time.

    However, you posted this one while I didn't have electric, and this lousy iMac doesn't work worth a darn without electric!!!

    Bear
     

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