chicken breasts

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by c14james35, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. c14james35

    c14james35 Meat Mopper

    Only my second time doing chicken. First try was quarters flavor was good but skin was rubbery. This time was chicken breasts rubbed over night and wrapped in bacon. Smoked with cherry and I cranked the heat up higher around 275 for 2 hours or so. The IT was actually 180 or so but turned out super juicy with a light smoke flavor (probably from the bacon) turned out great though.
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool beans! I grilled thighs today, nothing fancy.
     
  3. c14james35

    c14james35 Meat Mopper

     
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  4. c14james35

    c14james35 Meat Mopper

     
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't go wrong there!! Doing leg quarters and a bunch of drumsticks as we speak.
     
  6. bigace

    bigace Fire Starter

    Going to try Smoking some Chicken breast's this weekend in my new Charbroil Vertical Smoker!! Any recomendations on wood?
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Poultry takes smoke quickly. I like something sweet on chicken like apple or any fruitwood. It all comes down to personal choice. Main thing is to not overcook them. They cook quick and are touchy.
     
  8. bigace

    bigace Fire Starter

    Thanks!! I'll make sure I keep a close eye on them!!
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , looks good [​IMG]  in the Q-view given (Oh , yes , thank you for your pics James ) . 

    You other guys , [​IMG]   .

    Stan
     
  10. Gunna smoke some breasts on the electric today, since i didnt have asany thigh quarters in the freezer as i thought.
    Never tried smoking breasts before, only grilled em.

    Should i expect them to take about the same amount of time as the thigh quarters do? These are some pretty large breasts.

    I really like the bacon wrapping idea, probably gunna do that depending on how much bacon i have
     
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry I'm late , but , yes , you can smoke Breast easy . Insert your probe and cook to 165*F , the bacon will give flavor and keep them from burning .
     
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  13. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Although the minimum temperature for cooking chicken breasts is 165 F (74 C) I prefer to take mine up to 175 F (80 C).
     

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