Smoked Chicken for Mothers Day

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bigdan05, May 8, 2012.

  1. I am gonna smoke a pair of chickens for my grandma this afternoon for mothers day.  I have got them in a simple brine and i am gonna use McCormicks applewood rub on one, got a homemade recipe for the other. Not to sure about my homemade rub it may be too spicy for her. So if someone could pitch me a good mild rub for poultry I would greatly appreciate it. 
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is a couple of recipes that may help. I included the Brine for reference...JJ

    Poultry Brine

    1/2C Kosher Salt

    2T Paprika

    2T Gran Garlic

    2T Gran Onion

    2T Black Peppercorns

    2T Dry Thyme

    1C Cider Vinegar

    1 Gallon Water

    Mix and Soak Bird 12-24hours.

    Drain and Dry Bird, Rest in refrigerator over night to dry skin.

    Chix Bubba Q Rub

    1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

    2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

    1T Kosher Salt

    1T Chili Powder (contains some Cumin and Oregano) Ancho Chile is same without cumin, oregano etc.

    1T Granulated Garlic

    1T Granulated Onion

    1-2tsp Bell's Poultry Seasoning

    1tsp Black Pepper, more if you like

    1/2tsp Grnd Allspice

    Cayenne or Chipotle Pwd to taste, start with 1/2tsp and go from there
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  3. McCormick's makes a decent chicken rub.

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