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pulled BBQ chicken

When you don't have time to make pulled pork, make pulled chicken! Bonless thighs, rubbed, cooked direct 350 ish, with a chunk of apple for a heavy smoke. Cooked to 160 IT in approx 20 minutes. Also did two ears of sweet corn, pulled husk back, cleaned silk, removed some leaves, added EVOO, and salt. Tied husks back closed, they where on bge for about 30 minutes. In the house, simmered store bbq sauce with Root beer to thin the sauce. Chicken was shredded and tossed with bbq sauce. Coleslaw was from deli. A few cheats, but took care of the craving for BBQ.


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,573
    Looks real good but isn't 160* a little light for pulling? I usually go 200* or higher


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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,407
    Sammich looks good. I have done this with spatchcock but I took it to about 170ish in the breast


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  • LTAFlynEggLTAFlynEgg Posts: 84
    Sounds like next time I should cook to higher IT? It did pull kind of hard, was more of a shred then pull. It was firm to the touch, but very most. To go up to 200 do you have to go low and slow to not dry out the chicken? But I suppose adding BBQ makes up for that? I was looking for a fast cook as well for use on weekday.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,573
    Doesn't take a whole lot longer. It falls apart like pulled pork. Wasn't trying to criticize at all


    Caledon, ON


  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I catch the sale on leg quarters and cook ten pounds high up in the dome - indirect at 350 to 375 degrees to 200 degrees.  Then strip the meat off the bones and chop it as if pulled.  It's not near as good as "pulled pork" sandwiches, but a strong second!  Looks like a great sandwich!! 
  • LTAFlynEggLTAFlynEgg Posts: 84
    @littleSteven no offense taken, always glad to learn, that's half the reason to post a cook. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome, might not always be followed..... :D
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,243
    Looks great to me, like the other guys have said when I do pulled chicken thighs I go to somewhere between 185-200 depending on how crispy/charred the skin is getting. Most of the time it is a very tasty alternative to pulled pork when you are short on time. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,316
    165ish in the thigh works just fine for me when we're eating chicken off the bone, but maybe a higher IT would work better for pulling/shredding? We weren't eating chicken for a while (just kinda forgot about it) but we rediscovered it recently.  Will add this to the list. Thanks! :) 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,633
    Doing the same with a full spatchcocked chicken and forks.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,548
    Looks great and a cool idea for a quick BBQ sammie.  

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    Nice looking dinner. Glad you posted it and others gave advice as I've never "pulled" chicken before. Think I might have to try it soon.

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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Bookmarked!  Great idea for a quick and easy.
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