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Smoked Habenaro Chicken

Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
edited 9:36PM in EggHead Forum
A friend gave me a jar of his homemade smoked habenaro rub. This stuff is hot but has amazing flavour. The plan was for the upside down method, then I totally messed up the bird trying to get it on the new holder(first beers after 14 days :woohoo: )
Spatchcock it is
Some pics
The bird looks a little broken

A little asparagus

Chicken ready

Plated with some mashed taters and mushroom gravy. The chicken was super moist and the rub added a very nice kick.

Thanks for looking



  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    14 days - no beer? :ohmy: Amazing comeback - the chicken looks perfect. I've never cared for asparagus, but yours looks delicious.... ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Very nice Shane. Your chicken has a nice color to it. :P
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Elizabeth
    It was a long 2 weeks :laugh:

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Tim
    The skin turned out really tasty with the rub :)

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I bet cause it looks great! :P

    How long do you leave the green stuff on?

    I hardly eat asparagus but, I should. :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Tim
    The asparagus was on for about 10 min, raised grid, around 400 dome temp. The prosciutto wrapped around, helps it taste better :laugh:

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    That looks really great, Shane. The rub sounds wonderful. I'd love more details, but I'm sure he would say "If I told ya, I'd have to kill ya." Great job on that cook.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,738
    Nice chicken, rub sounds worth it....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Jason
    I will find out more about the rub and pass on any info I can :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Mickey
    It's spicey but there is some great flavour there :)

  • Hi Shane. It's not a beauty contest, it's about the taste! I bet it was good. And beer always helps!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Faith
    That poor bird took a beating before it got on the Egg.
    Maybe that is what made it so tender :laugh:

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    Looks great as always Shane. Every once in a while I like going 14 days without beer...just so I can get more mileage out of each beer!

    Just curious- what is the upside down method for chicken? Is this some new rack/gadget I need to buy?
    - I used the search and found some info on the inverted yardbird.

    Asparagus looks great! I love asparagus alone, so wrapped in salty swine can only make it better.

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

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Shane this is one of the best birds I've seen here :ohmy: :laugh: , nicely served. Congratulations & Salud!!!!!
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    looks and sounds delicious! I must try asparagus that way sometime as I find it to be delicious with salt and pepper.
    Large and Small BGE *
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks SP
    The upside down method was posted by Little Steven.
    It is a great way to cook a whole bird.
    Here is the first one I tried
    Some chicken holders can be modified for this :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thank you very much Beli
    Much appreciated coming from you :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks CC
    Like SmokeyPitt said, the salty swine only makes it better :laugh:
    We have a local roadside stand opening soon.
    I can't wait for this season :)

  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Shane, looks great! :)

    How hot was it?

    Mmmmmmm mushroom gravey. :)
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    :) One cannot go wrong with salty swine. Works every time! :)
    Large and Small BGE *
  • Is that Loco_Engr's morel mushroom sauce ? :woohoo:
  • JerzeeJerzee Posts: 84
    Looks delicious!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hi Rebecca
    It had some nice heat but didn't burn your mouth. I really liked the flavour it added.
    The mushroom gravy was a craving :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    :laugh: :laugh:
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hi DOW
    I wish, just plain white mushrooms for this
    Tried a couple of different types of wild shrooms up this way, still have to try the morel :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Dan :)

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Looks like a mightyfine feast to me. :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Hoss :)

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