Chipotle Garlic Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fire it up, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love chipotles, and who doesn't?

    I decided I would try making a chipotle brine on some leg quarters.

    Great price!

    The brine

    4C water
    1/2C sugar
    1/2C kosher salt
    4-5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed
    2 dried chipotles
    1 1/2T garlic A1
    1t garlic powder
    fresh Greek oregano (from the garden)

    Combine the water, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar and salt dissolve.
    Turn the flame off and add the rest of the ingredients, they don't need to cook, they only need a bit of heat to fully activate their flavors.
    Cool completely. I let it sit for a few hours to allow the chipotles to rehydrate and draw out the flavor.

    Scored the skin and placed the chicken in a gallon freezer bag, poured the brine over and let sit in the fridge overnight turning occasionally.
    The next day I removed from the brine, rinsed, patted dry and sprinkled with a chipotle rub I made when I was drinking, so not sure what's in it.
    Salt, garlic and chipotle powder I'm sure of.

    Also did up a batch of Dutch's beans minus the jalapeno for the kids and spice-impared folks.

    Was a beautiful day out

    an hour in @275ish for about 3 hours, pulled when chicken hit 170

    Also did a few turkey legs a few days before in the same brine and they came out great but only one pic.

    Thanks for lookin at my cookin.
  2. metsker

    metsker Newbie time, call me!
  3. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks and sounds great. I've never used the dried chipotles, only the canned ones. I would be interested to try the dry, did you have to go to a specialty store?
  4. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job on the chicken...Yeh, give me a call too next time. I'll bring the beer.
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds and looks great nice job [​IMG]
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those ones I bought at a "Farmers Market" up in Wilmington DE.
    It was more like an international market than a farmers market but they have tons of dried peppers, spices, lots of stuff.
    I'm heading back up there on the 14th and I'll most likely grab a few bags.
    Only $2.49 for a bag of 15-20 or so.
    If you are unable to get ahold of them around your area shoot me a message.
    I'd be glad to ship ya out a bag.
  7. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The chicken and beans look great. And then you sneak in a turkey leg-one of my favorites. Nice work.[​IMG]
  8. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks really good. Whereabouts in Wilmington is the farmer's market? I might have to take a ride down and check it out. It's not to far from me. [​IMG]
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll have to find the exact address and send it to you. Was up there taking my brother-in-law to the VA Hospital and he had a 4 hour appointment.
    My brother wanted to stop at a "smoke" shop so after we did that we just drove around and found the place and decided to stop and browse. I think it was on the same road as the hospital.
    They had all kinds of Asian, Indian and Mexican items for really good prices.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First the chicken sound so doggone good I'm gonna have to try this one out soon. As far as that turkey leg the smoke ring is fabulous and looks really juicy. Congrats on the whole meal [​IMG]
    Did the chicken and turkey retain any of that heat from the chiptole.
  11. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool! Thanks, I'd appreciate it. It sounds like a day trip for me. [​IMG]
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good Gawd, I'm not a briner, but you may just have changed my mind FiU! That is some outstanding looking bird!

    Good deal on the price, that alone is something to party over [​IMG]

    You always make the best stuff involving chiles....keep up the fire my friend!

  13. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great post . . . that just looks absolutely amazing!!!!!

  14. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Woah......I gotta be more careful what I look at tonight before I loose my mind....crazy-good stuff.

    That just plain looks and sounds absalutely delicious! You really like brining don't you?!?!?!?

    Keep 'em coming, 'cause it's all good!

  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL that's how I measure too!

    But seriously, wow that all looks great. I have only used canned chipotles in adobo sauce. That stuff is really hot. How do the dried one's compare on the heat scale?
  16. shooterrick

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

    Looks like some good grub. Yum!
  17. Thanks for the post. I think you summed it up with your first line, Who wouldn't like chipotle? Nobody would admit that in mixed company.
  18. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    oh man that looks TOO good!!! Like, I'd eat myself to death on that, nice job! [​IMG][​IMG]

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