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Mahoney86
04-02-2013, 08:23 AM
Always wanted to give this recipe a whirl so I made a few modifications and I must say I think I nailed it.

Im dabbling with trying comp que this year so I modified myrons chicken rub and put a little heat behind it. Used a blackberry/vinegar/hickory bbq sauce for the sauce which brought some nice sweetness too it, but I would like to add a little more sweet next time around I think.

Im focusing on all wood cooking this year, used oak for duration of cook. Smoked in tin muffin pan at 300* for 1.5hrs skin side down with a sliver of butter on top.

Flipped chicken and put back in tins skin side up for 45min at 300*

Removed from tins and placed on rack for 30*min at 325* and basted the chicken for the last 10min.

Small Hot fire

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Finished Product with dipping sauce ( no one used it since the chicken was already moist enough!! )
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Bite through skin and a clean bone!
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oifmarine2003
04-02-2013, 08:25 AM
That looks pretty good! Don't be a stranger to the site.

Oldbob
04-02-2013, 08:27 AM
That Chicken Looks Fantastic !!

Mahoney86
04-02-2013, 08:34 AM
Thanks guys, I was really pleased with how it turned out, though I know why if its a comp why people told me I should cook 2-3 muffin racks of these so you can get consistent looking pieces. Id say out of the dozen I cooked there was probably 4 good looking ones that really fit in the muffin tins. Almost all thighs required some serious trimming!

gmag
04-02-2013, 08:37 AM
They look great!

VA-Dave
04-02-2013, 08:48 AM
Wow, that puts my chicken to shame.

Looks like you nailed it!

Dave

deguerre
04-02-2013, 09:39 AM
You do realize we're gonna demand more out of you now, don't you?:hungry::thumb:

Gasket
04-02-2013, 09:45 AM
That look's great. I've been thinking about giving this recipe a try, I'm just to lazy to trim the thighs as much as required to fit in the molds.

Bonewagon
04-02-2013, 09:47 AM
Looks fantastic! :thumb:

Sunra
04-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Nice cook they look awesome! :thumb:

PatAttack
04-02-2013, 10:15 AM
Those do look comp worthy!!:thumb:

Mahoney86
04-02-2013, 10:17 AM
You do realize we're gonna demand more out of you now, don't you?:hungry::thumb: No problem there.. Need as much critique as I can get if im going to try this comp thing by the end of summer!

That look's great. I've been thinking about giving this recipe a try, I'm just to lazy to trim the thighs as much as required to fit in the molds. Ill be honest out of every meat ive trimmed up, this was certainly the longest and probably hardest. I wanted to make sure I had the thighs all the same size and have them perfect 3-4" squares. I thought I had a good Hinckle knife set, but to get these trimmed up real well and to get every little piece of fat off you really need a ultra sharp knife.

pwa
04-02-2013, 10:26 AM
good looking Chicken!

Mahoney86
04-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Those do look comp worthy!!:thumb:

Thanks for that comment! My friends/family always tell me its comp worthy but I always think what the heck do they know about que. Like I said a few things I would like to work on, getting them more uniform and my round etc... I also found some rectangular cupcake tins, was thinking maybe a rectangular thigh might work better than a ball, Ill have to give it a try

BobM
04-02-2013, 11:36 AM
That looks great, nicely done! :thumb:

Mahoney86
04-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Thanks Bob

HOG WILD BBQ
04-03-2013, 07:44 AM
nicely done right there, i can taste it now.......

kds9547
04-03-2013, 09:21 AM
Those look delicious. What do you do with all the trimmings? My dogs wanted to know!

kpq
04-03-2013, 09:29 AM
really good looken chicken there.:thumb:

Wampus
04-03-2013, 11:25 AM
You do realize we're gonna demand more out of you now, don't you?:hungry::thumb:

"To whom much is given, much more will be expected." :becky:



Great lookin chicken! :thumb:

JandJbuidasmoker
04-03-2013, 01:02 PM
yes, you need to show us more!!! Like How do you cut the chicken to look like that?

Mahoney86
04-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Those look delicious. What do you do with all the trimmings? My dogs wanted to know! My dogs were knowing at the trash can themselves! That was one major issue I had with this cook was what to do with all the trimmings?? There is a lot of trimming that this requires, though most of it is, fat and skin but out of 12 thighs I definitely tossed a nice hunk of trimmings

yes, you need to show us more!!! Like How do you cut the chicken to look like that?

I will take more thorough pictures next time. I was not sure how this was going to come out, and being the only one home I opted not to take prep pics. By far the labor intensive prep Ive had to do for a cook. This makes trimming up packers and butts seem like a cake walk. Though the end result is definitely worth it.

BB-Kuhn
04-03-2013, 01:51 PM
I do almost the exact same thing with similar results. I know for a fact those are delicious! Great job thanks for posting.

smilligan66
04-06-2013, 08:49 PM
What rub did you use? I used Myrons " Huney Muney Cluck Rub" and it was the best chicken ive ever had. The hardest part of the trimming was removing the knuckle bones. I used a bread knife and really got a work out cutting those bones. My main problem with the recipie is on my akorn kamado I can only make 12 thighs at a time. cause the muffin tins take up too much space. Great looking cook man!!!! keep it up