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Old 04-16-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Char Siu Chicken....Failure

Just posting this in the interest of full disclosure. Maybe someone can learn something from it.

I did some Char Siu pork a couple of days ago. It turned out so well that I decided to see how well the taste would transfer to chicken wings.

At the time of the first picture, everything seemed to be progressing just fine.

Somewhere along the way, I let it get away from me; and the second picture is the pitiful result.

I think it would have been pretty good if I had pulled it earlier. I will definitely try it again. On the next attempt, I will either pull it earlier; or I will cook it on the Traeger which has a "softer" heat than the WGA.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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One thing that is definitely against you in using Char Siu sauce on chicken is all the sugar contained in the marinade and sauce. To get a crisp skin I'm afraid the wings will always turn out like this or at least very dark. High temp and sugar are not a good mix unless your making candy.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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+1 on pulling it sooner!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Looks like ya got the char part right.
Maybe try tossing the chicken in a light sauce after its cooked?
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Well, I, for one, have NEVER farked up a cook. Not me. Unh uh. No way.

Not since the last time anyway...
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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agree with phubar, looks like a lot of fuel being used. knock that down by half.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I will definitely take some of the suggestions; and keep trying until I get it right. The taste of the sauce is just too good to give up on it this easily.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:43 PM   #11
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I agree with Phubar.. The king of WGA! But only a failure if you couldn't eat them!
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