Oregonian Organic Free Range Chicken Quarters!!

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Chicken Quarter

When I delivered my MAK 2 Star Wood Pellet Smoker-Grill to Dallas Oregon for an upgrade I had the pleasure of meeting Katrina.  I want to thank Katrina for sharing one of her chickens, eggs, and duck eggs with us.  She offered us Rabbit and Goat's milk but being a wuss I declined the later.  Last time I ate Bugs Bunny was in the 1950s when I lived in France and I've never had Goat's milk but it's my understanding that it's really good.

So I defrosted what I thought were 2 chicken halves but instead turned out to be 2 chicken quarters.  Man oh Man ... I would have hated to run up against this monster in a dark alley!!  :D :D ... this picture does not do these quarters justice - they were humongous  ???

Rubbed the quarters on and under the skin with Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Lawry's Chicken & Poultry Rub.  Wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for 4 hours.

Chicken Quarters

Fired up my Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett and some curious campers wondering what I was cooking with mosied over for a look-see.  When I showed them the quarters they thought they were turkey legs. 

Preheat the Davy Crockett to 180ºF using Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Hickory wood pellets.

Hickory smoked Chicken Quarters

Smoked the chicken quarters for an hour and bumped the pit temperature to 375ºF until the internal temperature reached 180ºF.  Rested the quarters under a foil tent for 15 minutes before serving.

These beauties, I swear, were the size of Tri-Tips - Lordy Lordy what a feast.  Unlike store bought quarters these were extremely lean and tasted fantastic!

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