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Big G
06-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Got some split chicken breasts marinating in the fridge for tomorrows cook. Wanted leg quarters but could only find split breasts. Guess that'll do. Got them marinating in a wet bbq sauce. It's a vinegar based sauce thats made locally here in Western New York. Usually its slow cooked on the grill on low, flipping and basting every 15 min. for about an hour and a half. It's gonna be interesting to see how it tuns out on the smoker. :drooling:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t199/Nascar3gg/Smoker%20Food/0613092045a.jpg

the_selling_blues_man
06-13-2009, 08:33 PM
I love a good vinegar based marinate on chicken. Be sure to post some pics when it's finished.

SmokyOkie
06-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Looks interesting. Can you share the ingredients list with us?

Big G
06-14-2009, 02:15 PM
Well, got the drum up to temp. and all set for the chicken ! Its a perfect sunny day with no wind for a smoke. I'm doin' it up with a pecan and apple chunk mix.:wings::wings::wings:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t199/Nascar3gg/Smoker%20Food/0614091358a.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t199/Nascar3gg/Smoker%20Food/0614091358.jpg

As for the ingredients on the marinade, all it has listed is: vinegar, spices, salt, & fresh garlic.

SmokyOkie
06-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Well, got the drum up to temp. and all set for the chicken ! Its a perfect sunny day with no wind for a smoke. I'm doin' it up with a pecan and apple chunk mix.:wings::wings::wings:

As for the ingredients on the marinade, all it has listed is: vinegar, spices, salt, & fresh garlic.

No oil?

Big G
06-14-2009, 05:01 PM
No oil?
Xanthan Gum, whatever that is. Maybe that's a form of oil i have no idea. But its an excellent marinade for chicken !!! Been using it for more than 15 yrs.

Big G
06-14-2009, 05:12 PM
The chickens done !!! Cooked it at 225* til meat temp hit 155*, then i turned the chicken to skin side down and brought the drum temp up to 325* til the meat hit a temp of 170*,which was about a half hour cook time after they were turned. Everybody absolutely loved it !!!! It was delicious !!! Better than when its cooked on the grill. The smoke flavor added just enough of a unique taste. I got a pic of them just before i pulled them off the drum, as for a plate pic. . . . didn't get the chance. Couldn't wait to sit down and eat it !!! :woohoo::woohoo:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t199/Nascar3gg/Smoker%20Food/0614091557.jpg:wings::wings:

chadd17
06-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Those look good :thumbs up:

Big G
06-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Xanthan Gum, whatever that is. Maybe that's a form of oil i have no idea. But its an excellent marinade for chicken !!! Been using it for more than 15 yrs.
Xanthan Gum is a microbial polysaccharide derived from the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris that is typically found in commercial salad dressings, ice creams and other suspensions or liquid products that require an emulsifier, but it can be bought for home use and is a great way to thicken and stabilize soymilk-based rice milk-based sauces (http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/saucesdressings/DairyFree_Sauces_Dressings_Marinades.htm), dairy-free soups (http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/soupschilistews/DairyFree_Soup_Chili_Stew_Recipes.htm) and non-dairy ice creams. Produced primarily from cellulose from corn or cabbage, xanthan gum functions similarly to gelatin in recipes with regards to stabilizing suspensions, but it is completely vegan and great for cooking and baking for persons with food allergies and restrictions, especially for those who are omitting dairy, eggs and soy from their diet.

BYBBQ
06-14-2009, 07:08 PM
They look very tasty.:thumbs up:

toastedtom
06-14-2009, 08:09 PM
:kewlpics:thanks for the post, I love them chickens! Keep on smokin', tt

the_selling_blues_man
06-14-2009, 08:13 PM
Good looking chicken! Thanks for posting.

SmokyOkie
06-14-2009, 09:07 PM
Xanthan Gum, whatever that is. Maybe that's a form of oil i have no idea. But its an excellent marinade for chicken !!! Been using it for more than 15 yrs.

How'd we get to xanthum gum?

I was just curious if you added any ooil to the marinade. I use some form of oil i almost any marinade, as opposed to a brine.

I am very familiar with xanthum gum. I use it in many of my sauces. It is a very temperature stable thickener and emulsifier.

That being said, I sure would like to try some of your marinade. I wonder if it's available in my neck of the woods.

Thanx for sharing!

EDIT:

I just looked and I see that I can order 2 Qts for $15 plus s&h. I also see that if I want to drive 5 hours to Waynoka, Ok, I can posibly buy some locally.

I'd really like to try some, but I hate to spend $25 for a couple quarts of something I've never tried before.

Anybody in the Tulsa area want to split an order?

Big G
06-14-2009, 09:48 PM
How'd we get to xanthum gum?



Xanthum Gum is an ingredient in the BBQ sauce.

Big G
06-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Thanx for sharing!

EDIT:

I just looked and I see that I can order 2 Qts for $15 plus s&h. I also see that if I want to drive 5 hours to Waynoka, Ok, I can posibly buy some locally.

I'd really like to try some, but I hate to spend $25 for a couple quarts of something I've never tried before.

Anybody in the Tulsa area want to split an order?

Here's a link that might help. Click on the product pricing for an order form page, i believe OK is in zone 6 which looks like it would be $17 for 2-32oz bottles. I think that also includes shipping. Hope this helps !
http://www.chiavettas.com/products.php3

Chargrilled
06-15-2009, 01:59 PM
Looks interesting, may have to give that stuff a go! Thanks for postin.

I like the idea about skin side up then flip and ramp up the temps:thumbs up:

Save the skin!!!