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Advise for a neighborhood block party II

ewillieewillie Posts: 155
edited 6:33AM in EggHead Forum
Ok, unlike Wakefan, I've got time on Saturday for cooking.

I bought about 8 chicken breasts replete with skin and bones, not frozen.

I have some Traeger Pork and Poultry Shake, and as I said have most of the day Saturday free to tend the Egg.

Here's the rub (no pun intended), this will be my first attempt at cooking on my Egg purchased last weekend, and neighbors will see the results.

I'd prefer a longer cook, I have lump charcoal, starters, and hickory chips.

Any advice for my first time cook? Thanks in advance, Erik


  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    If you cook it indirect, it will take a little linger and you can cook at a hight temp/
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    I neglected to mention that I didn't get the place setter, so if my dealer is not open I'll have to cook them direct.

    Does that preclude a lower, slower cook? Thanks, and sorry for the rookie questions.
  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    I wouldn't think so, but I alway cook chicken at least 350 degrees up to 450.
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    How long would you cook 8 breasts at 350-450?
  • 407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
    About an hour at 350 but you really need to get a digipen or better yet a polder themometer. Cooking to time is not the best due to the variances in meats.
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    Thanks, I'm trying to get a sense for when I should start the process for a 5:00 PM block party.

    I'm realistic about the variability involved, just trying to wrap myself around expected times for cooking.

    I really appreciate the advice and promise to post pictures/experiences.

    Thanks to all for the great advice. Erik
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