Smoked a couple of yardbirds for lunch (Q-VIEW)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rowdyrawhide, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Well I decided to smoke a couple of chickens, with a couple different rubs to try side by side.  The inlaws came over so I knew I could get some unbiased opinions too.

    Here they are:

    brined for about twenty hours in Tips slaughterhouse brine:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/tips-slaughterhouse-recipes-for-poultry

    also used Shooter Ricks Snakebite Chicken recipe, I have used it several times on grilled breasts an it is fantastic!  This was the first time on the smoker.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/shooter-ricks-snakebite-chicken-rub

    Ok here are the picks:

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    Top is my rub and bottom is Snakebite. (sorry I took them with the camera side ways, unknowingly)

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    The snakebite is on top now (of course they can't be in the same spot)

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    My little helper, she sat out there with me for over 30 min.

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    TBS rolling

    I put alot of rub up under the skins of the chickens, and it really helped to get the flavor of the rubs in the meat I think.   I cooked them at about 275 and they were done in 2 hrs.  I thought they would take a little longer but had to put two layers of foil over the top of the cookie sheet and they sat in the oven for an hour before I cut them up, and they were still very moist on the inside.  

    They were very good had just a little left over so I pulled it for sammies or wraps later in the week.  

    Sorry started eating and forgot the Bearview.

    Thanks for looking

    Aaron
     
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great !! Did two myself this weekend . Pull them for lunch this week
     
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great.  I'm sure your little helper gets a lot of the credit.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Aaron!!!

    Those pics are fine, and that is one cute little helper you go there too!!!

    Couldn't have done it without her !!!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! [​IMG]  Wait is that a smoking helper and a smoking buddy I see in the second pic from the bottom? [​IMG]
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great...I miss my little helper she is 32 now....
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some dark looking skin friend! Can I assume it was nice & crispy
     
  8. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Very good eye, yes there is a buddy in there too, the second buddy was not around for some reason.
     


    No it was still a little rubbery, but I wasn't that worried about that because I peel it off anyway.   I would rather save those fat calories for Beef or pork, but that is just me.  My homemade chicken rub has paprika in it so that is what gives it the darker look.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Aaron!

    Love the color of the skin!
     
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is a good looking bird if nothing left for Bear view it  means it was good and yummy

    thanks Aaron
     
  11. Nice gotto love the help
     
  12. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Looks good sis one last week here, but the left overs had to go in a pot pie after all the post awhile back about potpies[​IMG]
     
  13. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that is awesome!
     
     

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