Tex-Mex Chicken – Keto – LCHF

Tex-Mex Chicken - Keto - LCHF

Tex Mex Chicken is a very easy and very tasty way to grill chicken. Very important to make sure that the chicken marinates for 24 hours. You can also just do quarters if you like dark meat or breasts if you like white meat but if you just cook breasts you might need to pull earlier so they do not dry out.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordchicken, el pollo loco, tex mex
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Servings2
Calories655kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

Pre Cook Preperation

  • Wash chicken thoroughly. Pat dry. Rub both sides with half a lemon. In a small bowl mix garlic and spices. Rub mixture on both sides of chicken. Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, in a shallow baking dish. Allow the chicken to stand covered in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The Cook

  • Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, 4-5 inches from mesquite coals or if using a smoker then cook at 325 degrees. Cover and grill for 20 minutes, turn and grill another 20 minutes. Repeat till chicken reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. If using a smoker, no need to turn but check temperature every 20 to 30 minutes. Total cooking time is about 1 1/2 hours

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Nutrition

Calories: 655kcal

Traeger Competition Style BBQ Chicken Thighs

Traeger Competition Style BBQ Chicken Thighs

This recipe is from Traeger and it is pretty good. The only thing I changed is I used Plowboy Yardbird Rub instead of the Traeger rub. The main reason is I just like it better.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordchicken thighs, competition style, traeger
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Servings8
Calories260kcal

Instructions

  • Trim chicken thighs as desired. Place chicken and Italian dressing in a large resealable bag. Refrigerate for 3 hours. When ready to cook, start the pellet smoker at 180F to maximize smoke. Place a large dutch oven on the grill grate and fill the bottom with the butter, water, and salt. Increase the temperature to 350F and allow the smoker and dutch oven to preheat, lid closed, for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs from the dressing marinade and place in the dutch oven, skin-side down. Season the top of each thigh with Plowboy Yardbird Rub. Cover the dutch oven with the lid, close the lid of the smoker and cook for 45 minutes. Remove the entire dutch oven from the grill and let the chicken rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, decrease the grill's temperature to 300F. Remove the thighs from the dutch oven to a large workspace; pat dry with paper towels. Season liberally with more Plowboy Yardbird Rub. Pull the skin taut around the thighs and place back on the grill, skin side up, for 45 more minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine the BBQ Sauce, Apricot Sauce, vinegar, honey and soy sauce. Whisk to combine. Gently dip each of the chicken thighs into the sauce mixture and turn to coat evenly. Be sure the skin is tucked under and return to the grill for 30 minutes to set the sauce. Transfer the thighs to a prepared platter and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal