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Chicken Butter Bath

Postby birdsbbq » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 am

I've had a heck of a time with chicken at comps over the past 2 years. I've heard multiple people recommending a butter bath. We do half chickens at most of the comps I attend. Anybody have experience with this they would like to share? I posted about Irish butter in another post, which I'm really digging right now and considering using it for this (expensive though). Does the butter type matter? Salted or unsalted? Also looking for recommendations for a process. Thanks!
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Re: Chicken Butter Bath

Postby TX1911 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:50 am

We've had success without a butter bath on a half chicken.

If I were doing thighs ala Myron Mixon's cupcake chicken, I'd use a butter bath.
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Chicken Butter Bath

Postby Drewlooker » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:11 pm

I’ve done two practice cooks with the butter bath and I honestly like the half chickens without it, I inject with butchers and cook. Very moist tasty birds!


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Re: Chicken Butter Bath

Postby birdsbbq » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:44 pm

Wasn't a fan of the butter bath FYI
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Re: Chicken Butter Bath

Postby js-tx » Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 pm

Never tried a butter bath, not sure it helps with IBCA chicken as you need flavor throughout the meat.

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