Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Southern Shredded Chicken

Dear hubby's specialty, and my day off from cooking :)  This chicken is melt in your mouth delicious.

We use shredded chicken for any recipe that calls for cooked chicken, but my favorite is simply adding barbeque sauce and making a tasty chicken sandwich.

Southern Shredded Chicken
1 whole chicken, guts removed
1/2 can of pop (Crush or Hawaiian punch)
wood twigs or wood chips
onion powder
garlic powder
propane grill

Preheat your gas grill by lighting one side on high, do not light the other side.

The set up, pictured left to right: a heat resistant pan or container with wood, (dear hubby uses wild cherry twigs), and a chicken grill stand with a pan to go under it, (dear hubby uses a cake pan).

Season the chicken cavity with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder.  Pull the skin back and season, then replace the skin.

Place the 1/2 can of pop on the stand and then the chicken.

Place wood on the lighted side of the grill and the chicken on the unlit side of the grill.  Face the chicken breast toward the wood.  Make a little foil hat for your chicken so it doesn't touch the top of your grill.

Close the cover of your grill and allow to cook for 45 minutes.

Rotate the chicken so the breast is facing away from the wood and cook for an additional 30 minutes. The grill temperature should be 300 degrees F.

Wow, this is spectacular chicken!  To make sure your chicken is cooked, the internal temperature should be 180 degrees F.

After the chicken is cool enough to handle, pull or shred the chicken from the bones.  Mmm, mmm, it's ready to use in your favorite recipe.

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