White Chicken Chili w/ Smoked Chicken Quarter

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokin al dente, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. So, I was looking for something different to do with my smoker this weekend (Can't waste the warm weather in New England).  I decided to smoke some chicken quarter for a white chicken chili that I frequently make.  I found this recipe while I was traveling through Kentucky and stopped at Claudia Sander's Dinner House in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  I had the white chicken chili there and was blown away.  I got lucky and found a recipe book in the gift shop on the way out and haven't looked back. 

    So I let the chicken brine for about 2 hours in a mix of rock salt, cracked bay leaves, red pepper, and mixed pepper.  Before going in the smoker, I put a dry rub of the spices of the chili - cumin, white pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, black pepper, onion & garlic powders.


    Smoked for 1 hour and 45 minutes using hickory.  I used a little apple cider vinegar in the water pan.


    I let them cool down and wrapped each individually in plastic wrap and sit in the refrigerator overnight.


    This morning was time to prepare the chili.  I removed the skin and chicken from the bones. Nothing goes to waste, I boiled the bones for a chicken stock that I'm sure I'll use sooner rather than later.  I shredded the chicken and put aside.  While my onions and celery were sweating in the pot, I added some of the chicken skins that I cut very fine to add extra flavor. 

    Here is the chili simmering for tonight. Just before serving, I'm going to add 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese.  Adds thickness to the chili and just some rocking flavor.



    Hope you guys enjoy the pictures.  I'll be sure to post some pics of the finished product.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  2. smokinal

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

    Great start! I bet it's going to be good!!
  3. After heating back up and adding a cup of Monterey Jack cheese.


    Ready to go.  Even the pooch wanted in!

  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job on the white chili, it looks tasty [​IMG]

    I've got to give it a try soon

    Thanks for sharing
  5. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow!  Never had a white chili,   looks delicious.   Are the Beans optional?  I bet when that cheese melts it just makes everything so nice and smooth.
  7. You could certainly leave out the beans if you wanted.  To each his own.  The beans I use are White Northern Beans
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks Good great job[​IMG]

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