Half naked chicken experiment

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by elginplowboy, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Ok, so apparently I've gone a little nuts. The experiment is this: two whole chickens stripped half naked skin removed from only the breast meat. Theory is more smoke penetration but fear is dried out meat. Basted twice every 15 for last 30 then basted again while resting. So here are the pics out of the smoker
    so what do y'all think?
    After final coat of finishing sauce
    will post money shot and sliced pics in a bit after I try it out.
  2. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Whoooohoooo man I lucked out. Breast meat was still moist with nice smoke flavor. Thank u chef jj man your pork finishing sauce also works great on chicken. No smoke ring with electric smoker but man it sure does taste good and visual appeal is amazing.
    drum thigh and wing was extra moist and man this was good.
  3. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    Now that is some good looking Yard Bird!! Congrats on you experiment turning out well!! My question is would you do chicken this way again?
  4. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Yep, I'm even thinking of going completed naked and remove all the skin prior to smoking. Plan to experiment a little more
  5. OK, we are talking about the chicken here, right?  Don't mean to judge, we all have some quirks on our smoking routines.  For my part, I say whatever works for you!
  6. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    There r some benefits to living out in the country! Lol
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking birds. I remove all the skin every once in a while. Never had a dry bird. Save the skin for making Schmaltz and gribenes!

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