rethinking chicken category?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by shaggy smokes, May 14, 2015.

  1. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    I'm in a KCBS competition next month with this category. Has anyone been in it before?
     
  2. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    I cook IBCA and several other sanctioning bodies here in Texas, but have yet to cook a KCBS event.  What are your chicken plans?
     
  3. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    I haven't got a clue I do thighs in regular chicken competition but this is rethinking chicken and get points for originality. I just don't don't know how original you can get with this.
     
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Your best bet, from the forums I frequent covering comp BBQ is to not stray from legs or thighs.  It's pretty much what the judges are expecting and looking for.  Both have larger window of cooking them right without drying out.  Now I have seen some boxes that lay a row of breast slices down the middle flanked by 6 legs or 6 thighs.  Just remember, everything that goes into the box, gets judged.  
     
  5. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    I think your missing the point this is a different chicken category called rethinking chicken. This is not the normal chicken category
     
  6. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

     
  7. put some smoked eggs in the box 
     
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  8. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    Lmao just made my day
     
  9. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    My bad, now I see....hmmm, this does make it interesting.  This is a toughy, how creative can you get when it still has to be within the KCBS rules....my mind is working.  See what I can come up with.   

    Good one Bob!
     
  10. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    That's my dilemma. I've been in things that didn't matter you could do anything but staying within the KCBS rules I just don't know. Hoping someone has done this here
     
  11. golfpro2301

    golfpro2301 Smoking Fanatic

    How about hammering out a chicken breast real thin. Put pulled smoked chicken in the middle. Roll up like burrito and wrap the breast skin around then grill over high heat.
     
  12. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    I understand what you are saying and I like the idea of thinking outside the box. I would recommend staying with thighs but maybe thinking of a different flavor profile. Breast just dry out to quickly. Having been KCBS certified, I can tell you their excepting thighs. But a different flavor would be appreciated I believe.  
     
  13. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    I like that golf pro a chicken shell chicken taco
     
  14. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    I'm doing thighs for the regular chicken category. I just don't think thighs are expected for this category
     
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cure the chicken thighs in Pop's Brine for a ham-flavored chicken! A delicasy!
     

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