Chicken Brine with Apple Smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mearm, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. o.k. the last few times I have slow cooked(indirect heat on grill, not smoked) a chicken, I just got the basics of a brine and winged it, and they came out great.

    So today I got 2 whole chickens, started with a quartered apple, and table salt. Then we just started adding stuff from the cabinet. Onion powder, Corriander, Cinnamon, Liquid Smoke(Mesquite), 2 bay leaves, and a couple of drops of hot sauce. Placed both chickens in a container, then topped off with cold water, mixed and put in fridge for 14 hours. I will smoke with Apple wood for about 3 hours tomorrow, I will let you know how it turns out.
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds good...looking forward to seeing how it goes!

    Good luck!

  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds great!! Let us know how it turns out.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in for the reveal . . .[​IMG]
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So what time should we show up to eat?
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member mentioned the LS word!  [​IMG]

    Gonna wait with the guys and see how things turn out!

  7. It turned out wonderful!!! The kids really liked it because I finally got a chicken to stay juicy throughout the bird. The flavor throughout was great! Sorry I don't have any pics to share.

    Next time I'm going to use one of the actual brine recipes I saw in the forums.

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