Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens Cornish Game Hens – or Rock Cornish hens as they’re sometimes called – are young (usually less than 5 weeks old) chickens. They cost a little more than regular chicken per pound but at a 2lb average you’re still only paying around $3-4 bucks per bird. In the grocery stores they are usually sold in the …

smoked hot wings

Smoked Hot Wings

Smoked Hot Wings Hot wings are essential football food… and slow-smoking them is about the best way to enjoy them. And all you need are some chicken wings (I prefer the whole wings), some BBQ Rub and a great wing sauce. First you wash your chicken wings really well under cool water and then pat them dry. Next you come …

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters I know the breast and wings are the most popular pieces of meat on a chicken, but if you ask the right people they’ll tell you that the Dark Meat – and Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters is where it’s at! Not only do legs and thighs have more flavor than their counterparts but they’re also more …

Caribbean Hot Wings

Caribbean Style Hot Wings

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your average chicken wing, I have a great recipe that I want to share with you. This is my take on a Caribbean Style hot wing cooked over charcoal. There’s nothing wrong with deep fried hot wings but the flavor that the grill gives these wings is much better, and it’s …

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops In the KCBS competition world skin-on, bone-in thighs are the norm for the chicken category. I’ve been turning in thighs for a while now, but many times last year, I heard of people winning the category with Smoked Chicken Lollipops. I knew that it had to be something special besides the traditional “drumstick”, so with a little …

Whole Smoked Chicken

Whole Smoked Chicken Recipe

Whole Smoked Chicken This is one recipe I’m going to be using this July 4th Holiday. I’ve got a lot of people to feed, so I’m going to smoke whole chickens and pull them for Pulled Chicken Sandwiches and Smoked Chicken Nachos. I’ve done this in the past for parties and for catering jobs and people loved it… the smoked, …

Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk Chicken Recipe on the Weber Kettle

Jerk Chicken Recipe This week I wanted to fire up my trusty 22-inch weber kettle and do a little jerk chicken recipe. For the chicken, I use a 5lbs whole bird that I cut into pieces myself. But you can use a pre-cut chicken – or just about any pieces of the chicken you like. And since it’s pretty cheap, …

Trussing a Chicken for Rotisserie or Smoker

The other day I was cooking chicken and decided to shoot a quick video where I truss – or tie – a chicken. This is a step a lot of folks forget when they are cooking rotisserie chicken but it keeps it all together, helps it cook more evenly and makes it look the best when it’s done cooking… and …

Buffalo Chicken Dip with a Smoked Whole Chicken

Almost everyone has tried or cooked a Buffalo Chicken Dip… and I have to say it’s one of my favorites. It’s perfect for football parties (especially the Super Bowl) . But the one thing I’ve always hated is the canned, processed bad-texture can chicken people use in this dip. If you really want to make this dip as good as …

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

This is a recipe that goes great for tailgate parties or when you’re having friends over for the big game. It takes a little prep time but the end result is well worth it. Here’s what you’ll need. 2lbs Chicken Thighs 1lb Bacon 8oz Cream Cheese 8 Jalapeno Peppers (whole) 16oz Hot Wing Sauce I used whole skin-on chicken thighs …

Smoked Turkey Legs

I had a request for this recipe not too long ago, and since everyone’s mind is on Turkey this time of year, I thought it was a perfect time to share it. Smoked Turkey legs are quick and easy to prepare plus they’re inexpensive. You’ve probably seen them for sale at fairs, carnivals, or even sporting events because they make …

KCBS Chicken

The 2 biggest questions about cooking KCBS Chicken 1. Does it matter if the thighs are bone-in or de-boned? I’ve done it both ways; the bone-in thighs score higher for me and I’ve always said that meat cooked on the bone just has better taste. The de-boned method produces a good looking entry, but I’m seeing a lot of judges …