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Offline Smokin Don

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MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #-1 on: April 27, 2016, 10:59:54 PM »
Apr 27 2016

I first got the idea of using a muffin pan on my smoker from Myron Mixon; he used one to get a nice shape to his chicken thighs. I tried it and deboned and skinned the thighs then added the skin back on top and they turned out nice and uniform and they were good. I had drilled holes in a six hole muffin pan to get rid of the grease.

Then I thought make a stack with chicken, peppers, onions and wrap some bacon around. The first ones I made were a slice of bacon in the bottom of each hole, a piece of chicken breast, a slice of red pepper, a slice of sweet onion, another piece of chicken breast; fold the bacon over and secure with a tooth pick.

Even with the holes drilled in the bacon on the bottom never got crisp. I bought another 6 hole muffin pan and did some until I could remove from the pan and finish directly on the grill to brown the bacon. I also started using two slices of bacon crisscrossed in the pan.

I found that I could smoke at 250 deg. grill level for 40 to 45 minutes and they were set enough to remove from the pan and finish on the grates. I go to 300 deg. grill level and they are usually done in another 45 minutes. I have used thighs and breasts but prefer breasts marinated or brined, pounded to about ½ inch thickness. I have tried several different styles of stacks but I prefer my original of bacon, chicken breasts, red peppers and onions that I first made in Dec. 2011. You need good sweet onions like Vidalia or ones from Peru.  Thin sliced bacon will crisp up better.

For tonight’s stacks I used some of my butcher’s thick sliced bacon and his lemon garlic marinated chicken breasts. I added the bacon to the pan holes, a piece of chicken breast I had pounded to equal thickness, a slice of onion, a slice of red pepper topped with a piece of chicken, bacon crossed over and secured with a toothpick. I sprinkled over some Penzey’s sandwich sprinkle, an herb garlic salt. I did them at 250 deg. for 45 minutes and then removed from the pan to the grill and went to 300 deg. grill level.

Checking the temp they were done in another 40 minutes. I had doctored up some leftover sour cream potato salad with some chopped hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise for a side, microwaved some Bob Evens broccoli and cheese and toasted some English toast. Even though I used thick sliced bacon it browned up nice.

It sure tasted good and had the wife’s thumbs up too. I should do these more since they are easy and we both like them. If you never tried these you need too; the bacon chicken, red pepper and onion go well together.









Mine sliced


Wife sliced hers neater!


My supper


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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« on: April 28, 2016, 05:28:30 AM »
Looks great!  :)
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 07:38:05 AM »
Nice job Don they came out great!

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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 08:38:11 AM »
They look real good Don..I bet you could freeze them to have, just in case..I can see these at the campground too..I like thighs, but they look great..like the idea of drilling holes in the pan too, a hole wouldn't make any difference to me cause I use the muffin cups.. I seem to have a surplus of muffin tins..all sizes.  .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 09:36:10 AM »
That looks great. We always need different chicken recipes. I'll have to go buy my own muffin tin because if I drill the wife's I'll be cooking as a Eunuch for sure..
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 10:35:15 AM »
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 10:46:07 AM »
That's a cool idea thanks!
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 11:06:28 AM »
Great idea Don and they look excellent!

If you turn the pan upside down and wrap the exterior of the pans with bacon then bake in the oven you can make some bacon bowls too
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 11:33:25 AM »
Great idea Don and they look excellent!

If you turn the pan upside down and wrap the exterior of the pans with bacon then bake in the oven you can make some bacon bowls too

I like where Muebe is going with this  8) 8)
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 11:50:22 AM »
Cool!
Looks tasty!!!
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Re: MP Chicken Stacks
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 12:51:18 PM »
For those who said they want to drill holes I say don't. I haven't used the one with holes in ages. If you cook as I said and take them out after 45 minutes to finish and brown up the bacon they will be good. Without the holes they are in long enough to take on some of the bacon flavor. It is almost endless the combos you could come up with. I did some beef rouladen with sirloin and dill pickles that weren't too bad. Don
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