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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Ready to go.  Even the pooch wanted in!

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  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

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  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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