Quick help with some chicken breasts

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by newarcher, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    Hey everyone,

    Having an odd problem with my chicken breasts (bone in)....currently smoking two in a Chargriller Akorn.

    I usually smoke a whole chicken cut in half and it takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get two of them to the magic 169 degrees at 230 degrees on the smoker.

    This time I am only smoking two chicken breasts (bone in/skin on).  I put them on at about 3:20 PM and they are already showing 171.  It's only been an hour and a half, roughly.

    Could they really be done?  Is there that big of a difference between cooking just chicken breasts and a whole chicken cut in half?

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If your thermometer is a trusty one.. then yes.. they are done...
  3. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    It is a redi check with dual probes, one for the bbq and one for the meat.  It's never failed me.

    The temp did spike up to about 250 for a few minutes, I guess the bones in a whole chicken cause it to take more time.

    Thanks, I will yank them off the grill.
  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Were they done?

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