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competition chicken thighs (hardly put a decent try maybe)

bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
edited April 2013 in EggHead Forum
Trying my hand at competition style chicken thighs . First off i have to hand it to the pro's its very timing consuming  but i suppose after doing a few thousand of them its second nature .Started by removing the skin then scraping the underside of the fat and squaring up the thigh and skin .Then putting rub on the chicken and reassembling it holding the skin in place with tooth picks then more rub on the outside .Thinking of cooking them in a garlic butter bath using either aluminum pans or large broiling pan on the XLBGE indirect for about 2 hours or until they reach a internal temp of 165 and pulling them then dipping them in a warm sauce and back on the egg to glaze and finish to 180 internal .rub that am using is slap yo daddy and wood for smoke either apple and cherry or may go with alder or olive wood also .Any suggestions for wood ?
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    Decided to go with maple sugar ,apple and a little cherry wood for smoke ,hopefully it will turn out tasty.
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,924
    Looks good. Have you tried the cupcake chicken. Assuming you have. Looks time consuming for sure but bet it is great
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @chubbs not yet but next time think i'll try that way .Chicken is done sauced and devoured serve with a mix of steamed veggies . it turned out really moist and flavorful not sure if doing it the way i did made it any tastier but did look more uniform .much more work than needed for home cooked chicken but was a lot of fun doing it .
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    Forgot the skin on most of them were bite through and remained on but few where a bit rubbery and pulled right off 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I second the "cupcake thighs" method. Brine and cook in cup cake pan, inside a larger pan with chicken broth bath. I do mine to an internal of 130, then finish indirect on the grill to 180 degrees. Tender and full of rich flavor...
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