My best chicken ever with Q-view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokingd, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. I started out with this 9lb monster chicken. I purchased this bird from the local hutirite colony for 1$ per lb.

    I didn't want to brine but I found this one online and it sounded so good I had to.

    To each gallon add three-quarters cup of canning salt, one-quarter cup of sugar (white or brown...your choice), two tablespons of paprika, and one tablespoon of ground black pepper. Be sure that the salt and sugar is dissolved completely before mixing in the paprika and pepper. To this I added some garlic and onion powder and some cayanne pepper sauce.

    I brined the bird for around 4 hrs. Then spatchcocked it (cut the spine out) layed it flat and hit it with a rub.

    I lifted the skin of the bird and got rub everyplace I could reach. The rub was,
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1 tablespoon paprika
    2 teaspoons dried parsley
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon crushed oregano
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper

    I decided to use somemore of the pecan Bob sent me

    Starting a chimney of lump

    On goes the bird neck is my fav. snack.

    As you can see I took to long and my pecan flared on me. (no ill effects temp came up for a min but dropped soon enough)

    Here is the bird after 4 hrs at 265 internal temp is 165 I cranked the heat to 325 for some crispy skin.

    The probe was in the breast I just like to check the thighs too.

    Out of the smoke and wrapped loosely with tin foil to rest for 30 min.

    I served this bird with scalloped potatoes and a mix of fresh veg. Sorry no pics off the sides.

    The chicken was by far the best I have ever tasted I wish i had more Q-view but it was an awesome feast. Thanks for looking and thanks to everyone here for thier ideas and suggestions to help my cook go off with such success [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job. [​IMG] It looks delicious. Glad it turned out so well.
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent looking bird! Congratulations on a great smoke. [​IMG]

    Nine pounds is a huge chicken~ great job getting hold of one. Sure beats the scrawny little things we get here.
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rite fine lookin bird!
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That Is 1 great looking bird Dennis-here now and than I can find a good sized roaster-maybe 5-6 lb'r-points to you.
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Yardbird...
    He must have worked out with Arnold SwartzenEGGer...[​IMG]
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't beat the price you paid for that bird. Definitely looks like it was mighty tasty and enjoyed all the rubs and brines you applied to it. Great job! [​IMG]
  8. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    Looks great. I remember visiting the Hutterite colony near Winnipeg when I was a kid. They served the best chicken soup I've ever had. Really nice people. My parents still visit them when they go up to Canada.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats one large bird you got and the price was really good. The brine that you used looked almost like tips. The rub I don't think you gave that to us. The bird came out looking really good and yummy too. You better start looking for reipes for potatoes with all them you just got. [​IMG]
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird Dennis! [​IMG]
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird there.[​IMG]
  12. Thanks for all the great compliments. And like mark here says I can use tater recipes i got 50lb and just me 2 girls and a baby[​IMG]
  13. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    you killed big bird!!!!

    looks great dennis...thanks for the rub on facebook
  14. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Looks like it turned out great!
  15. shooterrick

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

    Fine lookin bird ya got there. When is supper?
  16. shooterrick

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

    Fine bird ya got there. When is supper?

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