Strange chicken texture?

tony4402

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Have done a couple whole chickens on the Traeger so far. Both times we have been very happy with the flavor, but the texture is a bit strange. Different from when I've done it on the charcoal grill or in the oven. It's hard to describe, not tough, but sort of a rubbery texture. Anyone else with this problem? I definitely cooked it until it was done and not over done. Used a thermometer to ensure it was right around 165. The only thing I've noticed is that most of the recipes in the app cook at temps in 300-375 range. I did 425-450 both times. Could this be it?
 

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My first chicken breasts were a bit under done but since calibrating the meat probe I haven’t had an issue with that. Not sure that’s what you’re referring to though.
 

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Bite through skin @ 300-375...Bump up the heat 450 and baste with butter for a somewhat crispy skin works for me!!
 

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Ive also just had some bad chicken breasts. they are chewy and rubbery and i couldn't do anything to change it. Pan fried, baked, pulled. It all turned out rubbery and gross.
 

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Try Italian dressing marinade 4 hours or over nite is best...smoker on 250... internal temp 165 done!!! Best ever!!!
 

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Try Italian dressing marinade 4 hours or over nite is best...smoker on 250... internal temp 165 done!!! Best ever!!!
that sounds simple and tasty. Ill be trying that for sure! How long does the cook take normally? 2 hours?
 
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