Chicken breast augmentation - Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by meatball, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I did a bunch of chicken this weekend. A whole bird, beer can style, and some thighs that I'll be saving for future devouring.

    Anyway, I brined the whole chicken in the beer brine that had been posted a couple weeks back by HerkySprings...

    Here is the brine, I put the chick and brine in a ziplock for about 24 hours...

    Also brined 3 of the six thighs for comparison purposes, but didn't take any pics of them.

    Out of the brine, I injected the bird with the following garlic infusion: 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp. salt, 2 cloves of garlic pureed until near liquid, 1 1/2 tsp. Crystal hot sauce and the juice from one whole lemon.

    I then set the bird on a can of beer and was getting ready to rub it down. Well, Mrs. Meatball, who is not a plastic surgeon or a comedian by trade, decided that this bird was too flat-chested, so we decided to augment its breasts with two lemon halves. I really think she just wanted to do it because she knows I put these pics on the website...LOL...Actually, I will always do this with my chickens from now on - it made a huge difference and the breast came out so juicy and tasty!!

    Rubbed her down with some cajun type rub and into the smoker with the thighs...I set it directly into a pan that had some apple juice and half a lemon in it, so I could get the thighs on a rack above...

    Later added a sweet onion that came out great with a slightly cooked piece of bacon, some montreal steak seasoning and butter...

    Finished chick...

    Dinner time...

    Thanks for peeking at the surgical wonder...[​IMG]
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. [​IMG] Nice job.
  3. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work on the bird....Pass me a plate and some of that Yuengling...
  4. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Nice lookin' yardbird & thighs, Meatball. Very nice surgical work also. You should consider changing your zip code to 90210. BTW, in pic #4, that yardbird must be some kinda excited, her "high beams" are on [​IMG]
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's hilarous. Love the post. Looks like it all turned out great!

    [​IMG]for the humor!
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great birds and you might have a furture in plastic surgery.
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice idea with the lemon slice placement. LOL!!! Looks like it worked well from the pics of that meat! [​IMG]
  8. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    HAHAHAHAHA.......LMFAO!!!!![​IMG] That deserves an award!!
  9. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Meatball, that's hilarious. Do you mind if I send that photo to my cuz who is a plastic surgeon. He'd get a kick out of it. Nice work Mrs. Meatball.

    BTW- go Gators!!!

  10. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not at all...share away! Go Gators!
  11. tkumbera

    tkumbera Newbie

    It looks like it might have been a bit chilly in your smoker.

    Looks delicious. Good job!
  12. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmm. Could you get that chicks number for me?

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