Best way to reheat a whole frozen smoked chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by smokingmark, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. smokingmark

    smokingmark Newbie

    Hey Everyone - First time posting and a long time reader and follower of the site. 

    I am going to be smoking some whole chickens Thursday night and freezing them. What is the best way to reheat them? Should i smoke them all the way through to safe temps?  

    My initial thoughts were to let them defrost, reheat in a 400 degree oven in a sheet pan wrapped in foil with a little bit of apple juice for 20 minutes, and then sauce the last 10 minutes uncovered to crisp up the skin, and then a light layer of sauce. thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.  
  2. smokingmark

    smokingmark Newbie

    Anyone? Thanks. 
  3. smokinal

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

    First  of all, welcome to the site!

    This is a good question for Chef Jimmy J.

    He should be along shortly.

    When you get a chance please swing by Roll call & introduce yourself.

    Then we can all give you a proper welcome.

  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cook the birds to an IT of 160, cool and freeze. Defrost in the Refer and reheat, uncovered in a 325 oven. They will heat in about 30 minutes, sauce and turn up the heat to caramelize and serve. Welcome to SMF...JJ

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