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Monday, May 23, 2011

Smokey Chicken & Egg Noodles

I smoked a couple of hens the other day and have been enjoying the meat in a few different dishes..
I rubbed the birds with butter and gave them a simple kosher salt and cracked black pepper sprinkle.. Placed them into the Memphis Pro with hickory. Also used pans this time to save the drippings..

Made a batch of egg noodles...

You can tell which egg was store bought and not one from my hens.. :)

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
add three egg yolks and one whole egg
mix well then add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water

Divide the dough into fourths. Roll out one fourth at a time. After rolling the dough, I wrap it around the pin

slip the rolling pin out and cut the egg noodes with a pizza cutter...

then shake the noodles out and hang for 2 hours to dry a bit..

break into pieces as long or short as you want...

boil in salted water until tender...

I added some of the smoked chicken with pan drippings and about 1 cup of chicken stock. seasoned with salt and pepper...

Topped with cracker crumbs and dotted with butter. Also made a batch of bacon biscuits.
Smoked in the Memphis Pro until hot and bubbly.....about 45 minutes at 325F

It was one of those perfect days for sharing the wonderful aroma with my neighbor....
I parked the pot of smokey chicken and noodles with the rack of bacon biscuits on top of the old corner fence post and let the breeze do the rest. :)

My neighbor's ranch, on the horizon.
I'm sooooo sure they could smell my supper. :)

I loved the smoked chicken and noodles. Loved the biscuits too!

I'll definately make this again soon. :)


Marc van der Wouw said...

Looks so nice, wish I was your neighbour;-)

Tango Joe said...

Stopping by to read what you have been cooking up is always a treat, and this post did not disappoint.
Everything looks super, and the smoked biscuits made me want to whip up a batch for breakfast right now!

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Looks wonderful Jeanie. But torturing the neighbors? Oh the horror! ;)

Big Dude said...

That does it, I've talked about adopting you, but I've had it backwards - I'll soon be sending you the papers to adopt me - I can tend the garden, feed the animals, clean the shrimp, pack for camping trips, sous chef, and eat your cooking - and clean up.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm! Looks awesome, Jeannie. Nothing like homemade noodles!

Don't forget to save all the smoked uneaten skin and bones to make a wonderful, smoky chicken stock for soup.

LindaG said...

Your posts always make me hungry, even if I've just eaten.
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us! :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Marc! If we were neighbors I'd be happy to share with ya. :)

cowgirl said...

Hey Tango Joe! Good to see ya, thanks for stopping by!
The biscuits were pretty good. I used bacon drippings for the shortening and then brushed the tops with more. lol
They were full of flavor!
Thanks again..

cowgirl said...

Haha Dave, I'm so mean!! :)
Thanks friend!

cowgirl said...

lol Heck yeah Larry, If you're willing to do all that, send those papers asap! :) I need a dishwasher too.. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Chezjake, you read my mind! :) I've already make the stock. lol
It's sooooo tasty. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

cowgirl said...

Thank you so much Linda!! I sort of wish I had a bowl of those noodles right now. lol

Mrs. JP said...

See, now that's a real comfort food recipe. I can imagine the smell..yumm...
Yep, I'll be trying this recipe soon. We love fresh pasta.

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I can't wait until I have more time to experiment with alot of the things you're cooking up Jeanie. Those egg noodles look kinda interesting as does everything else. Why are you punishing the neighbors like that Jeanie? Maybe you're just trying to lure them over.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mrs JP! I'm heading over to check out your vacation pics.. looks like you had a nice trip! :)

cowgirl said...

Haha Mark, I definately don't want to lure them over (even though I'd share:)). I think it's that wild streak in me from eating so much wild food. lol
The noodles are easy to make Mark, hope you give them a go sometime.
Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

BE careful out there i'd hate it if my favorite Sooner gets hurt by a TWISTER.... Bud

cowgirl said...

Thanks Bud!! You're a good friend. :)

Anonymous said...

So, they were purely grain fed, therefore they don't get much caroteines, and the producers didn't call a supplier, colorfan in hand, to order some pigments/supplements.

Jeanie, overhere we are expected to pay a premium for corn fed chickens and their yellow skincolor.

Never cared for pasta, but the chucks look...

Probably too smokey for my taste (non-smoker), though;-).

Cheers Jeanie,


P.s. I presume these are store bought chickens not your own old, slowly grown, egg producers after they stopped laying eggs?

Tripple T said...

Hi cowgirl again you've made my mouth water!Today we had some high winds and it broke a limb out of my peach tree. Mostley because it's loaded down with peaches. Any way I was wondering if I could use the wood to smoke something? If so should it be dry or green. I also have an apple tree that I trim every winter. again dry or green? Hope you have a blessed day your friend Mark!

cowgirl said...

Hi Donald!
I am not sure what the store bought chickens and eggs go through or what they are fed. The yolks are a pale yellow.
My hens roam the farm and eat bugs and grass seed..their egg yolks are a bright orange.
I raise duel purpose birds.. they are used for both meat and eggs. I have a variety of breeds and keep a few of the chicks back each spring for my food and use the rest of the chicks for replacement hens.
They spend the day roaming the farm and then head to the coop at night.
I thought you were a smoker too.
If you don't like noodles or smoked meat you definately wouldn't like this dish. :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Mark! Thank you. :)
Your peach and apple wood will work great! I like to use dried wood. My preference is let it dry from 6 months to a year. (a year is my favorite)
One thing you need to think about is if the trees were sprayed with pesticides. I wouldn't use it if it were sprayed. (some people don't care but I do. lol )

Sorry to hear you had wind damage Mark..hope you stay safe!

Thanks again. :)

Anonymous said...

I like slowly grilled chickens, Jeanie.

Good of you to catch and not waste the drippings, this time. That light brown goey clustering on top of the clear fat and fluid is so flavourful, especially when the chicken is properly salted and peppered.

Never had anything like those biscuits, so can't imagine how they would taste

As for wind damage, the heavy winds have kept me from transplanting my pepperplants to big pots and buckets and leaving them outside. Next few days we are going to get plenty of rain (hopefully), as this has been the dryest spring in recorded history. But that means i'll have to wait for the rain to stay away while so the plants can re-establish themselves, because I couldn't put them up in the windowsil if they are in large pots.

Tripple T said...

Hi cowgirl well I thought I had come up with something. Thanks for mentioning not using the wood if it was sprayed. Can't wate to see what your cooking next! I've been thinking about your horizontal smoker. I have a 500 gal. propane tank that would make one serious horizontal smoker. Put it on a trailer for mobility. OK I need to settle down before I get to excited. Tell me what you think. I know don't blow myself up! lol Have a blessed day your friend Mark

BigMike said...

That looks AMAZING! I can almost taste it!

cowgirl said...

Anonymous, I love biscuits from the smoker.. they are one of my favorite things. :)
Hope you get some rain, if I get any extra I'll send it your way.
Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Hey Mark, you're welcome on the wood advice. I don't want you to get sick!
That tank would be a huge smoker :) If you build one, let me know. I want to see pics! :)
Thanks Mark, hope you have a great weekend!

cowgirl said...

Big Mike Thanks! :)
I appreciate you stopping by!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous, I love biscuits from the smoker.. they are one of my favorite things. :)
Hope you get some rain, if I get any extra I'll send it your way.
Thanks! :)"

Hi Jeanie, yes, we are getting plenty of rain. It has been raining on-and-off all night. Following heavy winds during the cloudy day.

Enjoy the berries, donald.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Donald! I hope to gather enough berries to make jelly.
Hope the wind doesn't blow you away! :)

Rueben said...

This looks sooo good!!! I love noodles. I've got to try this.

How do you come up with all these great recipes? You must have special powers.

Keep them coming.


cowgirl said...

haha Rueben Thanks! :)
I'm convinced anything I make in the house can be made on the smokers. lol
Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

No nice and refreshing not sure how strong they were, I believe 5 Beaufort, so nothing like the dustbowl storms you has recently, but too much for plants from the windowsil;-).


cowgirl said...

The weather has been pretty bad here in Oklahoma this spring.. either drought or tornados. I'm ready for a nice spring shower. :)
Thanks Donald!