Cook 53 - Practice Christmas Chicken
21st December, 2015 06:27 PM by BBQ Phil
This morning, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not bad, wasn't great, but has definitely left me wanting more, so I guess it can't be that bad. Anyway, when I got home, I decided to do a practise cook of the chicken, I'm planning to do for Christmas lunch. I rubbed the bird down with lime juice rub and the DL Jardine's Steak Seasoning plus a nice helping of smoked paprika.

At 2:30ish, the fire went on with no second stacker or large water pan from the ProQ. I setup my custom drip / water tray with rosemary on one side and the other side had half heat beads / charcoal and a chimney of the same.

At 3:10pm, the chicken went on with an internal temperature of 19C and the rangehood was showing 250F. About na hour later, it was up to 350F and an internal temperature of 64C. I took a quick peak at the chicken and it looked and smelled great. I then closed the vents to 1/3 open to try and bring the temperature down.

At 4:25pm, the internal temperature was 83C and then about 5ish, I took it off to rest and we had dinner at 6pm. Very nice and juicy, the rub was okay but my wife said it was a little bland. Guess the force wasn't strong with this one ... so, I'll go with my special rub for Christmas instead.