4505’s chickens are the secret superstar of their menu! They’re brined before hitting the smoker, so the end result is juicy and tender, not dried out like many other smoked chickens. They’re also simply seasoned with only salt to allow the natural flavor of the chicken to shine through. These chickens are sourced from a family farm in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where they’re humanely raised without antibiotics or hormones.
Recommended Sauce: House White Sauce
Since 2009, chef and butcher Ryan Farr has been serving some of San Francisco’s best barbecue at his 4505 Burgers + BBQ. Farr smokes humanely-raised meats low and slow in one of the area’s last remaining historic wood-fired barbecue pits.
This package serves 4 people and includes:
- 4 half chickens (each approx 2 lbs.)
- 8 oz. Bread and Butter Pickles
Choose to add on more!
Add on options include:
4505 Chicharonnes – flavor options include: Sea Salt, Classic Chili & Salt, Smokehouse BBQ, Jalapeno Cheddar, Sea Salt Cracklins, and Chili Lime Cracklins
- 2 pts. Baked Beans
- 2 pts. Coleslaw
- 2 pts. Potato Salad
- 1 Bottle House White (12 oz.)
- 1 Bottle Mustard & Vinegar (12 oz.)
- 1 Bottle Thick & Sweet (12 oz.)
- 8 Parker House Rolls
Chicken – Chicken, Salt
Cole Slaw – Cabbage, Mayonaise, Celery Seed, Black Pepper, Salt.
Potato Salad – Potatoes, Mayonaise, Yellow Mustard, Pickle Relish, Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Parsley
Baked Beans – Pinto Beans, Ketchup, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Bacon, Onions, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Water
House White – Mayonaise, Distilled Vinegar, Black Pepper, Coriander, Jalapeno Powder, Salt.
Thick & Sweet – Water, Molasses, Tomato Paste, Worcestershire, honey, Sugar, Yellow Mustard, paprika, Cayenne, Distilled Vinegar, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt.
Mustard & Vinegar Yellow Mustard, Brown Sugar, White Wine Vinegar, Butter, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon juice, Cayenne Pepper, Water
- Sea Salt – Pork Skin, Sea Salt
- En Fuego – Pork Skin, Paprika, Cayenne, Black Pepper, Palm Sugar, Citric Acid, Salt
- Classic Chili & Salt – Pork Skin, Salt, Palm Sugar, Spices
- Smokehouse BBQ – Pork Skin, Palm Sugar, Salt, Spices, Tomato Powder, Paprika, Citric Acid, Natural Smoke Flavor
- Jalapeno Cheddar – Pork Skin, Cheddar Cheese, Salt, Jalapeno Powder, Organic Sugar
- Chili Lime Cracklins – Pork Skin, Sea Salt, Inactive Yeast, Green Chili Powder, Habanero Powder, Lime Oil
- Sea Salt Cracklins – Pork Skin, Sea Salt
Produced in a facility that handles nuts
Instructions / Storage
- Chickens ship with ice packs, may thaw in transit
- Upon arrival, place Chickens immediately in the fridge or freezer
- Chickens last 5 hours at room temperature, 7 days in the fridge, or 1 year in the freezer
Heating in Oven or Smoker
- Place frozen vacuum-sealed package(s) in the refrigerator to thaw for at least 24 hours prior to reheating
- Remove the meat from the plastic package and keep wrapped in the BBQ paper, or if not wrapped in paper, wrap with the provided BBQ paper.
- Place the wrapped meat on a rimmed cookie sheet in a 230°F preheated oven for 30-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 155°F.
- After 45 minutes, turn off your oven, and allow your BBQ to rest prior to slicing and/or serving.
- Eat within 15 minutes, or store in your hot oven for up to an hour.
Optional Step: At this point you can also gently sear your meat on a hot grill for 1 minute on each side until desired grill marks are achieved.
Heating in Hot Water
- Place frozen vacuum sealed package(s) in the refrigerator to thaw for at least 24 hours prior to reheating
- For 3 pounds of meat, place 1-2 gallons of water in a large pot, making sure the meat will be fully submerged.
- Bring the water to a simmer. Then, place the entire vacuum sealed package in the pot, let the water come back to a gentle simmer and simmer for 2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes of a gentle simmer, cover with a lid and turn off the heat (Don’t worry, the plastic packaging is specifically designed to withstand the heat.)
- Let meat sit in hot water for 30 minutes
- With tongs, remove vacuum sealed package(s) from the water and carefully remove meat from package(s). Your meat is ready to serve.
Optional Step – If you’d like to have a thicker crust on your meat, lightly grill all sides on a hot grill, no longer than 1 minute on each side or until there are visible grill marks.
Add – ons
- All sides are fully cooked and handled with the most care possible
- Reheating Beans – Slowly heat on medium heat till beans are warm through, stirring occasionally so the bottom of the an doesn’t burn
- All sides should be eaten within 2 days of receiving your package
- Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
- 4505 Burgers and BBQ ships Monday – Wednesday of each week.
- Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
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