Friday, August 06, 2021

KFC on the Vortex

I've been playing around with Kettle Fried Chicken (KFC) for a few months now. 

When I got my "Vortex" for father's day, one of the things I really wanted to try on it was KFC to see how it affected that recipe.

This past weekend, I had chicken thighs I wanted to grill, and I decided to use them to make KFC and test out the "Vortex" to make them.

So. That is what I did.

I started early in the afternoon by combining flour, bread crumbs, corn starch, and various spices in a bag.

I covered the chicken thighs in pam and then threw them into the bag to cover them with the flour mixture.

Later, about 15 minutes before starting the cook, I started pretty much a full chimney of charcoal.

Once those were lit, I dumped them into the vortex and put a chunk of pecan wood on top.

Then, I put the thighs on the kettle and let them cook.

Every 10 or 15 minutes, I rotated the lid a quarter turn to change the smoke flow in hopes that it would even out the cook.

After about 45 minutes, I moved the pieces over direct heat for a few minutes each.

The chicken was ready for dinner time. I thought it turned out great. I'm not sure it was any better with the vortex than the "regular" charcoal baskets.

I think I probably should have given a little more time so I wouldn't have to direct cook at the end.

So ... I'll be doing this again sometime. Stay tuned on Sheppy's Blog: KFC to see how future cooks turn out.

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