Chicken fatty with a twist.

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by mdboatbum, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Took some boneless chicken thigh meat, fused it into a solid log with transglutaminase, wrapped it in a bacon weave and called it a fatty. Didn't get to smoke this one as there wasn't time, but it was really tasty.
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  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Only seasonings were salt on the cut up chicken meat when I added the meat glue, and a sprinkle of an off the shelf seasoning called "Soul Seasoning".
     
  3. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, that looks amazing. Definitely going to try that! I think I could sell my wife on the idea of a fattie if it was chicken-cuz chicken's good for you, and we all know that all of the fat cooks out of the bacon! LOL. Great job, thanks for posting, David.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks good.

    Did you grill it?
     
  5. Hey that looks really good, I can see that sliced for sandwiches too.

    Steve
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks! As far as I'm concerned it was pretty much health food! Each slice has about 2 strips worth of bacon, and that's completely offset by the healthy chicken! 😜


    Unfortunately no, just did it in the oven at 300° until it hit 165°.


    I'm gonna try it for lunch today. Some cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo and it should be pretty much a club sandwich on a bun.

    All in all I'm pretty happy with it. Obviously it needed to be done on the smoker, but I didn't have the time or inclination to drag everything out to the park and sit there for a couple hours.
    The texture was great. That meat glue is pretty amazing stuff. I tried to pull a piece apart with my fingers and even the bacon just wouldn't come off. It was like it was all one piece of meat. Stayed very moist too.
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    MDBB, looks like a great idea ! [​IMG]
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the point CM!!
     
  9. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    That looks tasty and interesting way to use chicken.
     
  10. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    MMMmmm...  Chicken fatty.  Yours looks top notch. [​IMG]
     
  11. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Hey where did you get the meat glue? I can think of some other things that would be fun to do with that stuff too.
     
  12. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Got it on Amazon. It's called Activa RM. There are a couple different formulations, but the RM seemed like it would be the easiest to use. You can just sprinkle it over the meat. I use a fine mesh sifter to get even coverage. It's not cheap (I think it was $12.99 for a 2oz pkg) but a little goes a long way. I've done poultry several ways with pretty good results. I tried it on scallops but they didn't bond. Maybe I just didn't use enough. You do have to be careful, if you use too much or apply it unevenly and there is a clump in one spot, it can turn the meat hard, like the consistency of gristle. It is fun stuff to play with. If you look on the Modernist Cuisine website there are a bunch of ideas of what you can do with it.
     
  13. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    thanks.
     
  14. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Interesting Meat Glue This could open a whole new door lol nice job
     
  15. Nice Job,   Chicken and Bacon Mmmmm

    Gary
     

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