To Sauce or not to Sauce

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by little smokey, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Do you BBQ sauce your chicken thighs, legs, quarters etc?  If so when do you sauce them after they are done or almost done?  I myself have been experimenting with saucing 30 minutes before done and a light layer of sauce after being done, it seems to be pretty good this way.  Although of course I leave some un-sauced since I love the taste of the rub also by itself.
     
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Totally a matter of taste. As you pointed out, you like some with sauce and some without. I like to use sauce for dipping after they're done, but I like crispy skin.
     
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do dry and sauce.Have a few links in my signature if interested.
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Saucing before they are done, lets the Sauce caramelize a bit and brings out additional flavors in the sauce and Chicken. For Crispier skin leave it off.  I'm a SAUCER at 155*F for Breasts and 165*F for Legs and Thighs and let them ride up 10* more...JJ
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  5. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic


    I agree about the carmelization, I think it brought out great flavors.  
     
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually serve my sauce on the side.... but thats just my prferance.
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    If I'm in the mood for sauce I heat it and brush it on after it's on the dinner plate. [​IMG]
     
  8. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I do both.It depends on what i wan't to eat at  the time.
     
  9. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I do both, just depends on what I'm in the mood for.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  10. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    oops, double tap!
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  11. smokinal

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

    Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't.

    I guess it depends on the mood were in.
     
  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I don`t do sauce soooooooo !
     
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     I do this also.
     

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