Ginger Butt Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nothing fancy today, just a yard bird.

    They had an incredible sale on chickens. I hadn't tried a beer butt chicken on the new pellet smoker yet. I had some Louisiana Grills Poultry seasoning I wanted to try. Obviously, I could not ignore the portends.

    However, I don't actually make beer butt chicken. I make ginger butt chicken. I think ginger ale gives a better taste than beer. I am sure the fact that ginger ale is cheaper didn't affect my choice. Also, it sets a better example for any children around. I am sure the fact that ginger ale is cheaper didn't affect my choice. Ginger ale is nonalcoholic. I am sure the fact that ginger ale is cheaper didn't affect my choice.

    I rinsed and dried the chicken and worked my fingers under the breast and thigh skin. I rubbed oil all over the bird and under the skin.


    I rubbed the seasoning all over the bird and under the skin.


    I put 1/2 a soda pop can of ginger ale on the roaster and put the bird over it.


    I put the bird on the pellet smoker preheated to 350 F and roasted if for 1 hour. I made sure the IT of the breasts and thighs were over 150 F. I took it inside and pulled it off the roaster.


    I cut it into serving size pieces.


    We served it with diced new potatoes and a tossed salad.


    The Verdict

    Beer butt chicken is great because the skin is crisp while the meat is moist. The pellet smoker seems to do this even better. I think it is the fan circulating the hot air. Anyway. this tasted great. The skin was thin and crispy. The meat had a wonderful moist taste. The seasonings were very good too. This isn't a spicy barbecue blend, it is a nice herb blend that compliments the chicken without overpowering the chicken taste. Yep, this turned out great and the cost of beer had nothing to do with it.

    Disco
     
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  2. c farmer

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

    Great post as always. Very informational
     
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice chicken Disco!  
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam.
    I appreciate that, Mike.
     

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