First go at chicken!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by shiizzo, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. This was my first attempt at smoking chicken... Ended up being a little dry in the white meat pieces, but the dark meat was okay.

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    Threw on some ABT's (I think that is what they are called...?) and frankfurters wrapped in bacon

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    Done... Yay!!

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    Plated... [​IMG]

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  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first chicken [​IMG]

    Looks like it came out great

    Awesome color on the bird [​IMG]

           Thanks for the Qview

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  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a fine start!  

    White meat does not have as much fat, so it can dry out faster than dark meat.  brining can help, as can some basting or draping bacon over the breasts so they self-baste.

    Did you have a water pan in that smoker?  That will also help prevent drying out.
     
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is a great first smoke .looks yummy well done
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on your first chicken. The plate looks delicious!
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you are going to Smoke Breast and Leg Quarters together, it helps to know that Breast cook faster and when they get to 165*F they are done and Legs are better at 175*F...I put the Legs in, then 30 minutes later add the Breasts. They come out done, together. Your Chicken looks Pretty!...JJ
     
  7. Good to know, thanks! I will do that the next time I do chicken...
     
  8. I only have one grid in my smoker... where can I put the water pan? Can a small water pan go on the same grid as the meat?
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great first Chicken - Jimmy gave you good advice on the different cuts - the rest of the smoke looks great too 
     
  10. Looks yummy! Keep on smoking and you'll learn a little more each time
     
  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks good from here [​IMG]
     
  12. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  We do learn as we go the little tricks of the trade..lol with the help of others[​IMG]
     

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