This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you are a member you must log in now. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Cinnamon chicken with sweet potato cognac mash

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Cinnamon chicken with sweet potato cognac mash

    Hi all,

    was so inspired by Ernest's awesome looking chicken I just had to fire up my grill. Here's my twist on chicken, this turned out extremely well, so I really recommend you trying it out. I'd be happy doing it again tomorrow, that's how good it was. The cinnamon on the chicken is a perfect match for the cognac spiced sweet potato mash.

    The rub
    3 teaspoons cinnamon
    1.5 teaspoon cumin
    1.5 teaspoon ground (dried) coriander

    Mix the spices, and apply all of it on one chicken, inside and out.

    The glaze
    2 table spoons Lemon curd
    2 table spoons Hot water

    The mash
    2-3 sweet potatoes

    Anyway, to the details. I got a whole corn fed chicken. Did the dry brining for 5 hours, then applied the rub for another 5 hours. Put it on the grill (standing up), using hardwood charcoal (a mix of oak and hickory). I skipped the smoke wood this time, didn't want to overpower my rub. I got my Maverick ET-733 yesterday, an awesome gadget, so this was the first time trying it out. I ran my big green egg at 330 deg F for an hour approx. After 30-40 minutes, I applied the glaze. The glaze is what I believe is a great british product: Lemon Curd. It is a very smooth lemon jam (marmalade), that I believe is perfect as a glaze both for chicken and pork (pork goes really well with citrus flavors). I mixed it 50/50 with hot water, to make it easier to apply.

    Well, to match the cinnamon chicken I wanted to to classic sweet potato mash, but the "adult" version. So, I boiled some taters, then pressed them to a smooth mash, added lots of cream, a big hunk of butter, and two table spoons of good cognac. Believe me, this mash is first date / meet the parents material. You won't taste the alcohol one bit, but the flavor that the cognac brings is just plain awesome.

    I served that up with some fried tomatoes and broccoli. See the pictures for details. Again, thanks Ernest for the inspiration!

    Last edited by Henrik; August 23, 2014, 01:00 AM. Reason: Corrected spice proportions in the rub.

    I love anything sweet potato, adding some 'nyac sounds inspired. Everything looks amazing, I'll be trying that soon!



    No announcement yet.


    These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

    All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

    Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.

    Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

    The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust-free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360 and get a special AmazingRibs.com price!

    A Propane Smoker That Performs Under Pressure

    The Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’. Click here to read our detailed review.

    The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

    kamado grill
    Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado. Click here for our article on this exciting cooker.

    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

    The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat-controlled oven. Click here for our review of this superb smoker.