Smoked Teriyaki Chicken on the Mini

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My buddy was coming over to watch a football game so I decided to smoke a chicken.

    The ingredients I used were:
    • 1.3 kilogram (3 pound) chicken
    • Sauce:
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
    • 25 ml (2 tablespoons) sherry (I used cooking sherry)
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
    • 25 ml (2 tablespoons) brown sugar
    • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) ground ginger
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) pineapple sauce
    • Rub:
    • 25 ml (2 tablespoons) brown sugar
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) paprika
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) ground ginger
    • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
    I started by spatchcocking the chicken.

    I made up my sauce by mixing the soy sauce, sherry, vegetable oil, brown sugar, ginger and pineapple juice. I heated it and stirred until the sugar was dissolved and then let it cool.

    I injected some of the sauce into each thigh, breast and drumstick.

    I made a rub by mixing the brown sugar, paprika, ginger and salt. I rubbed it on both sides of the chicken.

    I put the chicken in the fridge, uncovered, for 2 hours.

    I heated the WSM mini up to between 350 and 375 F with whiskey barrel oak chunks for smoke. I brushed both sides of the chicken with sauce and put it on the smoker. Every 15 minutes, I turned the chicken and brushed both sides with sauce.

    Opening the cover does cause the temperature to drop but it never got below 325 F.

    I continued until the chicken’s skin was crispy and the internal temperature of the breasts was 165 F.

    I took the chicken off and tented it in foil for 10 minutes. Then, I cut it into serving side pieces.

    The Verdict

    This was excellent. The oil in the sauce helped the skin crisp. The mild oak smoke went great with the sweet teriyaki sauce. Sigh, I love summer.

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Disco!


    Give Roadside chicken a try you won't be disappointed!
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Disco, I'll be right over for some of that chicken![​IMG]  Great post and great looking chicken ! [​IMG]
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! Wonderful pics of how to spatch a bird too!
  5. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I just bought 13 legs for $2.74, so there will be some chicken in my future. Think I'll try your sauce. :drool
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. I'll add it to the list.
    Thanks for the point, CM!
    It tasted good too, MD.
    I hope you like it!

  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your Bird looks Marvelous. [​IMG]  And I'm using your recipe next Fowl cook . I love Teriyaki  and this sounds great.

    Have fun and . . .
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! It was good and I hope you enjoy it.

  9. Sorry a little late,  chicken really loos good, nice job    [​IMG]

  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point, Gary.


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