MAKER’S MARK BOURBON PULLED CHICKEN

MAKER’S MARK BOURBON PULLED CHICKEN

Slow grilled whole Chickens are pulled, and then covered with a top-shelf Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky Sauce. Watch the boys in this episode show you step-by-step how easy it is to cook up a batch Maker’s Mark Bourbon Sauce. This is a rich sweet tomato based sauce that would go well over a plate of pasta.

THE INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:

  • Chicken – 3 whole fryers, 4-5 lbs. each
  • Olive Oil – 5-6 Tablespoons
  • SPG – to taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes – to taste
  • Buns – favorite style
  • Aluminum Foil

FOR MAKER’S MARK BOURBON WHISKEY SAUCE:

  • Maker’s Mark Bourbon – 1 cup
  • Bacon – 2-4 strips cooked
  • Ketchup – 2 cups
  • Tomato Paste – ½ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce – ¼ cup
  • Small Onion – ½ cup chopped
  • Garlic Cloves – 6-8 chopped
  • Brown Sugar – ½ cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – ½ cup
  • Black Pepper – 2 teaspoons
  • Kosher Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Hot Sauce – to taste

DIRECTIONS
GETTING READY

1. Bring smoker temperature up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash and dry chickens.
3. Coat with a small amount of oil. Be sure to get under the skin.
4. Apply liberal coating of SPG and red pepper flakes.
5. Place in smoker until an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit is reached.

MAKING
BOURBON WHISKEY DIPPING SAUCE:

1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan.
2. Sauté chopped onion and garlic until translucent.
3. Add in one cup of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey.
4. Mix in ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, kosher salt, chopped bacon, and hot sauce.
5. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 20-30 minutes until thick. Remove from heat.

FINALIZING

1. Remove chickens from smoker and place on a cutting board to cool down.
2. Cover in aluminum foil for 45 minutes.
3. Warm dipping sauce for serving.
4. Remove foil and shred chicken from bones and cartilage.
5. Shred to desired consistency.
6. Coat with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey Sauce.
7. Put on buns to make sandwiches.

SERVING

1. Serve with cole slaw, potato salad, bbq beans, and lots of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey sauce.
2. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!!