BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce

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2010/08/20 12:10:41 (permalink)

BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce

We've got a concession trailer and sell pulled pork, hot dogs, chicken strips etc.  I want to offer BBQ chicken as well, but had a question.  I'm using a cookshack smoker for my pork, and have smoked chicken on occasion for family, but always with nothing but a rub.  If I'm wanting to offer a "BBQ" chicken, should I add sauce to the chicken before smoking?  I know that grilling it would burn the sauce, but I've not tried coating the chicken with sauce before smoking.  Any suggestions?  We'd smoke the chicken, then hold hot in a Cambro in the trailer.

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    Littleman
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    Re:BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce 2010/08/20 12:51:40 (permalink)
    Hold the sauce. Smoke the chicken, keep warm and offer sauce either on the side or on the chicken when you sell it.  JMO. 
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    Re:BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce 2010/08/21 04:50:55 (permalink)
     
    My personal preference is not to sauce Smoked Chickens. Grilled? Yes. Smoked? No!
    Offer it on the side for those who want it. Less work for you too!
    Brining makes a big difference with chicken & turkeys. Keeps the meat nice & moist.
     
    I've followed this guys advice on smoking meats and he's been spot on.
    http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-chicken.html
     
    Here's his main web site. You can sign up for his free monthly newsletter. Generally very good info.
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    post edited by Foodbme - 2010/08/21 05:03:48
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    Re:BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce 2010/08/21 09:45:26 (permalink)
    I agree with the 'no-saucer's'...Plus I would list it as 'Slow-Smoked Chicken' to make sure you won't be surprised by folks wanting the Grilled version.
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    Re:BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce 2010/08/21 11:21:42 (permalink)
    As a BBQ restautant owner I don't sauce before smoking, let the customer choose their sauce and how much they want on the bird.
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    Re:BBQ chicken from smoker? To sauce or not to sauce 2010/08/21 11:42:30 (permalink)
    No sauce before.

    If you want, you can offer it on the side or if you have a grill, you can toss it in sauce and grill before serving.

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