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Geek with Fire
12-07-2008, 06:58 PM
OK, it really isn't a pie, but I cook them in pie pans, so it sounded good. And for Bill and Joe, notice I said Chubby Chicken, and not Chicken Chubby. That's important when you get to the boning of the chicken part of the story.

This is really simple, but has become a favorite of the family. First, I spatchcock the chicken and debone the cavity; leaving the limb bones in place. Next, rub a slather of the mayo mixture on all surfaces of the bird. Place the bird in the pie pan, skin side down (yes, the skin will get soggy, but as I haven mentioned before, I aint no skin eater). Lastly, crumble some uncooked breakfast sausage all over the skinless side of the bird. Tuck the legs as shown to help things cook evenly and hold the juices on the breast meat. Smoke for a couple of hours at about 300 until the bird reaches 165 in the thickest area. Enjoy.

Mayo Sauce is nothing but about a cup of mayo, and 2 Tbl of mustard. Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and thyme to taste. Mix and apply.

Here's the prepped bird. Cross the legs as shown and things will cook evenly hold the juices in.
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If you have an extra chubby bird to start with, you can add a skirt for extra protection.
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Drum works really good for this dish, but is optional. TBS is always required. I cook birds over apple wood.
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Finished dish. If you aren't ready to serve, you can remove the skin and dump the whole dish in a crock pot. My family doesn't care for the cooked sausage, so we usually remove that.
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BA_LoKo
12-07-2008, 07:33 PM
Lawdy, Josh. That looks great! I dang near need CPR when I hear of someone not liking breakfast sausage. :shrug: Oh well. That chicken looks just beautiful. I'd sure eat it! Well done!!

SmokyOkie
12-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Do you taste the sage and red pepper from the sausage in the chicken?

peculiarmike
12-07-2008, 10:44 PM
Sure looks like something I would eat fer sure! How much flavor do you get from the sausage?

Joneser
12-08-2008, 08:14 AM
I think this is the 2nd chicken dish of yours I've seen with a Mayo based sauce......
I think I'm going to have to try it myself. Well Done, looks really good.

PigCicles
12-08-2008, 08:19 AM
Well done Josh! Very informative and looks like a great dish, if you're into poultry. :thumbs up:

Thanks for sharing buster!

Geek with Fire
12-08-2008, 09:12 AM
Do you taste the sage and red pepper from the sausage in the chicken?
I used the JD Maple sausage. My palate couldn't pickup any of the sausage seasonings.


Sure looks like something I would eat fer sure! How much flavor do you get from the sausage?
Yes, but mildly. Now I usually do a couple of these at a time and dump them in a crock pot with the juices. The meat at the bottom of the crock picks up a lot more flavor after it's been simmering in that sausage "juice" (aka, lard) all day.

Fatback Joe
12-08-2008, 10:08 AM
I think a chubby chicken is as funny if not funnier than a chicken chubby. LOL

Anyhow.........any reason you couldn't put it right on the grate instead of in a pan other than ease of portability?

SmokyOkie
12-08-2008, 11:22 AM
I think a chubby chicken is as funny if not funnier than a chicken chubby. LOL

Anyhow.........any reason you couldn't put it right on the grate instead of in a pan other than ease of portability?

My guess is that he wants the braise effect of the juies and the grease on the bird.

Geek with Fire
12-08-2008, 11:42 AM
My guess is that he wants the braise effect of the juies and the grease on the bird.

Yep. The breast meat cuts like butta.

Jake
12-08-2008, 01:35 PM
"quote"
If you have an extra chubby bird to start with, you can add a skirt for extra protection.

still is way too funny, looks good i will give it a shot. i have done chicken with ranch dressing before and it turned out awesome too. :blushing:

bigabyte
12-08-2008, 04:31 PM
Nice! That looks real good. I also like a mayo slather on chicken. I even put it on after brining while it rests. I find it makes the skin so dang soft.