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Can I rub my chicken for 32 hours?

500500 Posts: 2,165
edited 12:17AM in EggHead Forum
I'll be out of town until the cook Sunday evening. I have chicken pieces. I know I can't marinate or brine for that long. Will it turn rubbery?
Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
"Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."

Comments

  • I think your hands would get tired after just a couple hours rubbing your chicken.... :woohoo:

    Seriously, I cannot imagine why a rub would hurt raw chicken as long as it is in the fridge, although you could also wait until closer to your cook on Sunday.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    What's in the marinade? It won't turn rubbery as a rule. But if it has acids in it, you will be cooking it

    Otherwise I'm not sure what the issue would be
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    My fiance recently bought some pre-seasoned leg quarters from the local grocery. We've had them before and they were pretty good. But this time something came up and I had to wait until the next evening to cook them. They were way over seasoned and salty, clear through the meat, not just on the skin. The chicken seemed to absorb the rub. So I probably wouldn't leave it on that long. JMO!
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,394
    Howdy 500
    As was said below, probably no on the rubberyness. However, I have the best luck rubbing within an hour or less of cooking. The most common effect I have seen from early rubbage is the occasional development of a "cured" flavor.

    Cheers!
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,271
    I knew someone would beat me to it:)
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • 500500 Posts: 2,165
    Thanks. That's what I thought.

    And no I didn't say choking it, just rubbing it. ;)
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    Just rub it before you put the pieces on the egg. Personally I normally don't rub chicken a head of time.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,958
    Chris,

    Early rubbage? There has to be a joke in here somewhere! :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,326
    :laugh: :unsure: :whistle: :blush:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,394
    I was dead serious. But hey, we could find a joke easy.

    Hope all is well in the GWN. Howdy to the missuz.
    And a cold Sleamans toya.
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Yea, and here is the easy joke.Rubbing chicken for 32 hours isn't so good, but pulling pork for 10 minutes is fine!
  • 500500 Posts: 2,165
    I knew you were serious Chris. Y'all have a lot of snow up here. We came North to CHantilly for my daughter's gymnastic meet tomorrow.

    So I'll rub them out for an hour before thr cook.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    It reminds me of the joke that the difference between erotic and kinky is that when you use a feather on her, it's erotic. When you use the whole chicken, it's kinky. :laugh:
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