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Unread 01-22-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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I was wondering why it is that for Competition purposes, they only use Chicken Thighs for judging? My wife was asking me and I sort of off the cuff came up with a few ideas but I wonder if I was even close. I said it was becuase the thighs(dark meat) had a better ability to stay juicy and absorbed more smoke than the breast(white meat).

Am I completely off and FOS or was I sortof right?

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yup, that is pretty much it.. The dark meat stays moist and handle longer times in the smoke.. and also..

with a little trimming, they are easy to get uniform in size and shape and 6 thighs fit nicely in a box.
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with a little trimming, they are easy to get uniform in size and shape and 6 thighs fit nicely in a box.
Or nine,,,,,,,,

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yeah.. what he said too.
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they only use Chicken Thighs for judging
Any chicken can be turned in, thighs are just most commonly turned in now. A few years back it was legs, and 10-15 yrs ago it was breasts. At some point it will probably be breasts again.
Personally I hate thighs, just don't like the greasy dark meat. I wouldn't know a good thigh if I was forced to eat a dozen of them so I don't cook them. Breasts in my box.
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Or nine,,,,,,,,

Greg, is nine the number or the score?
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Rich, the box is from Laurie, MO last year. The scores were apperance 888899, taste 889999 and tender 889999. I joked after the awards that I felt those nine pieces got the judges thinking 9's,,,
But dangit, I could never get nine in a box after that last year,,,,
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Greg, you ever hear from the guy who wanted to know if Ribs 4 U was GOOD ENOUGH??
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if you know what you are dooing you can add chicken brest in the box. I got 4 place ot the American Royal of all most 500 teams so don't you have to have just thighs.
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I like thighs personally because of the less chance of messing them up as opposed to breasts.

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Do the breasts have to have skin on them and do they have to be "smoked"? I have a way that I grill skinless boneless breasts that they are so moist that after you take them off the grill and finish dinner there is a big puddle of juice on the meat plate. My family requests them all the time.

Just curious what the comp rules have to say about skinless boneless breasts that are grilled?

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Depends where you're competing...

For KCBS, You can use skinless/boneless but they can't be cooked on a gas grill or using gas etc. You can "grill" them with high heat on a Weber kettle or similar with charcoal and/or wood if you choose.
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Depends where you're competing...

For KCBS, You can use skinless/boneless but they can't be cooked on a gas grill or using gas etc. You can "grill" them with high heat on a Weber kettle or similar with charcoal and/or wood if you choose.
Yea....what he said......
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Although they have been posted previously many times, I wonder if folks would share pictures of turn in boxes for chicken in this thread. Many of the previous pictures that have bene posted seem to have been removed due to age/broken links/forum migration.
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