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Chicken Bombs

How do you guys get these to not fall apart when you're flipping them? Toothpicks?
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  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    I use toothpicks or skewers.  I have read about ( on this forum I think ) of small stainless steel skewers...haven't tried tho.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
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  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    Is it really necessary to flip them since you're cooking them indirect?
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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,113
    edited May 2013
    I use toothpicks -- but be sure to soak them in water first, it will keep them from burning (sort of).

    Chicken Bombs
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    And don't use the colored ones...they will turn your chicken funny colors. Did they do that to you @NecessaryIndulg ?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,113
    What I learned from the colored ones is that it didn't matter how long I soaked them... they still burned to a crisp.  Oops! ;)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    They didn't turn your chicken red and pink and green and blue (depending on the color of the toothpick)?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,113
    edited May 2013
    @Griffin - they didn't... they just fried:

    Chicken Bombs
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,085

    I have used the color ones and got dyed chicken before, @Griffin... but I am not near as good of a cook at @necessaryindulg, so not surprised hers did not.

    My container of colored ones now aid in garlic press pics.... So hard to get the skin out of mine!

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,365
    edited May 2013
    It's not 100% necessary to flip them, but what I found is the bacon on the bottom will remain a little less crisp than the bacon on the top.  This is especially true if using thighs.  All the bacon/chicken fat runs down and drips off the bottom of the bombs:
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    I only use one toothpick like @necessaryindulg and only when necessary.   Start wrapping on one end and try to overlap the bacon and that will hold the "starting" end, then one toothpick through the loose end.  Sometimes I notice I get lucky and the bacon just matches up and I don't need the toothpick.  As they cook, the bacon will sort of seal with the chicken anyway and you can flip em. 



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • SamMiller0SamMiller0 Posts: 38
    I use extra strips of bacon to make sure they don't fall apart, there's no such thing as too much bacon.
    Rochester, MN  --- Large BGE
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