Smoked Chicken Legs and Breasts

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by rayb, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    So I gave chicken a try last night. I got a recipe off the internet for a memphis dry rub and whipped it up. Had to use light brown sugar instead of dark though cause I didnt have any dark brown sugar. Wrapped the legs in bacon and  moked them for two hours over apple wood. Due to temp problems I also had to throw it into the oven at 350 for about a half an hour. Turned out to be the best chickeh I have ever made. Definately doing this again. Tonight probably! 
     
  2. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    This is the dry rub with light brown sugar instead of dark brown.

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  3. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    These are the bacon wrapped legs and breasts with the dry rub on them

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  4. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    This is the finished product. Best tasting Chicken I have ever made myself!

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  5. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    ahh.....second batch of chicken is on! Had to use hickory this time though cause I used up all my apple wood yesterday. We shall see how differently it turns out! Hopefully as good as the first batch. I love this memphis rub, its great!
     
  6. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Well second batch is done. So much for having it for dinner since there is only 2 peices left! The hickory is good but I definately like the apple wood better on these. Apple compliments the rub so much more.
     
  7. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome RayB! Looks like you'e doin' good! Keep it up! There's a ton of great info here so read up and search and you'll have about everything you need to produce some awesome smokes!
     
  8. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Thank you....I love this site. My wife complains that I spend too much time on it already!
     
  9. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Lol, smoke ribs or whatever is her favorite... Then she won't mind so much lol!
     
  10. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    yeah she loves ribs so they are probably gonna be my next learning experience! Really want to get a smoker that I can control the temp better on though before I try.
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Ray! The chicken looks delicious!
     
  12. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    So where is the recipe?[​IMG]
     
  13. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Ok here is the recipe for the dry rub:

    Ingredients
    3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup paprika
    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/4 cup garlic powder
    2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 teaspoons rosemary powder

    I found this recipe on a webpage ( http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/rubs_pastes_marinades_and_brines/meatheads_memphis_dust.html  ) so unfortunately I can not take credit for it at all. I will vouch for it though. Will be using it quite a bit now that I know how to make it. The only thing that I changed was I had to use light brown sugar since I didnt have any dark brown sugar in the cupboard.
     

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