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smokerpete
09-14-2011, 11:40 PM
Here's a simple Poultry Injection recipe that will expand your repertoire using items most of us have at home:

1 cup Chicken Broth (using chicken Bouillon provides ample salt)
4 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp fine Ground Pepper

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Injected the breasts, wings, legs, and thighs of two Foster Farms Chickens. Rubbed On/Under skin with Annie's Roasted Garlic EVOO and Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Covered with Plastic Wrap and placed the birds in the fridge for 4 hours.

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Preheated the MAK 2 Star to 325ºF using Gourmet BBQ Hickory Pellets. Using Standard MAK Meat Probes, the 2 in the middle, and a Maverick ET-732 Meat Probe, on the right, to validate the performance of the prototype MAK M2 Armored Probe, pictured on the left.

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Pulled the Chickens when their Internal Temperature hit 165ºF in the breast which put the legs and thighs at ~180ºF. Rested the Chickens under a foil tent for 20 minutes. Can you just image all that grease and drippings captured by the roasting stand sitting in the bottom of your grill?

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I find that there is no great need to soak beans/peas overnight when you can use the Quick Soak method by bringing the Black-Eyed Peas to a rapid boil for 2 minutes, cover, and let stand for 1+ hour. Here's the delicious Black-Eyed Peas recipe that's sure to be a hit at your table ... even if you dislike Black-Eyed Peas like I do ... But SWMBO really loves them:

1lb bag of dried Black-Eyed Peas
8 cups Chicken Broth
Medium Onion
6-7 Celery stalks including the inner leaves if available
Red Bell Pepper
14oz can of Stewed Tomatoes
Tbsp crushed garlic or a few cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp Tomato Bouillon
Salt & Pepper to taste

Bring Black-Eyed Peas to a boil, turn down and simmer slowly for 2+ hours till Peas are tender.

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The money $shot ... A scrumptious tender moist Chicken Breast, serving of Cole Slaw, half a Roasted head of garlic, and some delectable Black-Eyed Peas on a bed or rice ... Bon Appétit

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Injected Chickens enhance the moisture and flavors of the chicken bringing them to new heights. There are multitudes of Injection recipes - Pick one of two, modifying it to your tastes, and experiment. You'll be pleasantly surprised and the rewards will be many!!

T-Man
09-14-2011, 11:51 PM
Looks great.... Good idea for this weekend !! I needed a new black eyed pea recipe.. Thanks

Just Pulin' Pork
09-15-2011, 12:01 AM
Smoker Pete that looks awesome! I have never smoked a whole chicken this post has me thinking of smoking one this weekend. Thanks for posting!

Jon

Phubar
09-15-2011, 04:54 AM
Nice looking plate!
I need to make me some rice too!