Monday, May 21, 2018

Buffalo Chicken Breasts & Spicy Chicken Thighs

This cook was done on my Cobb Supreme using my two new proto-type dome extensions from the good folks at Cobb International and my new raised second cooking grid setup. 

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My meal was this blazing hot Buffalo chicken breast with one of the baked potatoes, green beans, and some salad stuff.

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The Wife's meal was one of the spicy breaded and crunchy chicken thighs. Served with some new potatoes and green beans and some salad stuff.

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I built this second raised grid with an additional Supreme roasting rack, some carriage bolts, fender washers, lock washers and nuts. 

This will work for large pieces of meat like maybe a pork butt at about 9 pounds on the bottom layer and then another pork butt or maybe a brisket on the top layer. I can see in excess of 20 pounds in one cook on the Supreme with this new setup. 

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The cooker assembled and ready to be carried out to my cooking patio. 

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The first job was to trim the meat. For the breading, I made an egg wash with eggs and milk, and then made up my breading using flour, cornmeal, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, white pepper, and some cayenne pepper.

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After the chicken was breaded, I placed it into the fridge for about 90 minutes to help set the breading on the chicken. Total weight of this cook was slightly over 8 pounds.

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As with all my setups, I like to be able to load them all up in the kitchen and then carry them out to my hot cooker. I have some extra thermometers on this cook as it was my first cook with the setup and need to know what to expect with the two layer cooking.

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I used a full load of all hardwood briquets for this cook. I also added 7-8 more briquets during the cook. Total cooking time was a little over two hours.

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Food just going on my hot Cobb Supreme.

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Just one beautiful morning for cooking outside with the ambient at about 55F degrees and the sun a shining.

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At 55 minutes into the cook, the thighs which were on the bottom layer were done and removed from the cooker. I removed the top grid and finished up my Buffalo breasts on the bottom layer in a pan to make for easy cleanup. At this point, they were glazed with a super hot and spicy sauce that had much more cayenne pepper in it.

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Just off of the Cobb Supreme. The large breasts averaged about 1.30 pounds each and the thighs averaged 3/4 pound each.

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This was the largest breast half and it weighed about a pound and a half. Way too much to eat at one meal but I did the best I could!

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Anxious to try the thighs I made for the wife..sure looks good.

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