Cambodian Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was able to get a chicken that didn't look like it had been in a knife fight. It was nice, plump and well dressed. I decided it was worthy of trying something new.

    I had seen a recipe for Cambodian Chicken in Raichlen's book, Planet Barbecue, for a Cambodian Chicken. I changed the recipe to use ingredients I had on hand and to cook in in my pellet grill.

    I started by spatchcocking the bird.




    I cut two deep slashes in each of the breast halves, thighs and drumsticks.



    I made a marinade by putting 5 chopped cloves of garlic, 25 ml (2 tablespoons) of white sugar, 5 ml (1 teaspoon) salt, 15 ml (1 tablespoons) soy sauce and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of hoisin sauce in a blender and spinning into a smooth marinade. I rubbed it on the chicken and put it and the marinade in a resealable bag and marinated for 5 hours, flipping occasionally.


    I took it out and put it in the fridge, uncovered for an hour.

    While the bird rested I made a glaze by heating 25 ml (2 tablespoons) of vegetable oil with a crushed clove of garlic in it, just until the garlic started to brown. I put 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of paprika in and cooked for a few seconds. I poured the oil into a bowl for later use.



    I also made a dipping sauce for when the chicken was served. I mixed 5 ml (1 teaspoon) fresh ground pepper, 25 ml (2 tablespoons) soy sauce and 25 ml (2 tablespoons) bottled lime juice.


    I preheated my pellet grill to 350 F with apple pellets.

    I brushed the skin side with the glaze and put it, skin side down on the grill. I brushed the other side with the glaze.



    Note the two potatoes from the garden for a side.

    I cooked it for 25 minutes. Then I brushed both sides with glaze and put the skin side up.


    I smoked until the internal temperature was 170 F in the breast.

    I took it off and let it rest for 10 minutes.


    I cut it into serving size pieces.


    We served it with some nice salads and the baked potatoes. I put the dipping sauce in bowls for each of us.


    The Verdict

    This is a great chicken recipe. The marinade gives a great salty somewhat sweet touch and the glaze gives a great colour. The lime of the dipping sauce really livens it up. This was one of my best birds.

    Disco
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful Bird, and Awesome Meal !![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Looks Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]

    I'm glad it was well dressed---I hate a Sloppily Dressed Bird!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! I deserve that! Thanks for the point too.
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one tasty lookin bird Disco ! Thumbs Up That meal must have been very tasty, nice cook !
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin. We did like it!
     
  6. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks tasty Disco, I love those ingredients. I am going to have to try this.

    Thanks for sharing another great recipe!
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Red. I thought it was interesting when I read the original recipe and it was tasty.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Disco!

    Points!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. I appreciate the point!

    Disco
     
  10. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh my Disco, that looks out of this world delicious!
     
  11. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic!! Love to see new ways to do birds.
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most kind! We did enjoy it.
    I know. I get flak from She Who Must Be Obeyed because I just must try something new! Thanks.
     
  13. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious Disco!

    That's a great looking meal!

    Point!

    Al
     
  14. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in for a point as well!

    The bird turned out really nice looking and the walk through was great!
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Al! We enjoyed it and I'm grateful for the point.
    Thanks, Cranky. I am a little OCD about pictures of cooks.
     
  16. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Disco that is a great presentation! That bird has some really nice color! Gonna add it to the list :)

    Points
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! I hope your list isn't growing as fast as mine! There are too many ideas on SMF! Thanks for the point, Mike!

    Disco
     
  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow great looking bird!:drool
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, B1!
     
  20. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Pretty late to the party on this. I just put a salt and pepper chicken in the smoker and sure wish I would have seem this. Looks awesome.

    I am curious though, the tomato and cucumber salad, how did you make that. Is it garlic and olive oil?
     

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