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Chickens w/ Herb Butter

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 6:38AM in EggHead Forum
 
Hi All,

I had a couple chickens from Sam's that I had picked up for 70¢ a pound and decided to go old school and do a herb butter for them.

For the herb butter I used:

3 Sticks of Butter softened
4 T Herbs de Provence
2 T Granulated Garlic
1 T Sea Salt
1 t Black Pepper

The Herbs de Provence is homemade and is:

4 T Thyme
3 T Marjoram
1 T Oregano
1 T Basil
1 t Rosemary ground
1 t Sage ground
1.5 t Anise Seed ground

The Anise Seed is optional and not traditional. :)

I chopped up a couple large sweet onions and sliced a couple lemons and used them to stuff the birds. I then rubbed plenty of herb butter under the skin and tied everything up. I have a medium egg so I tied the drum sticks tight to the body for now. Half way through I untied them and the birds fit my egg much better. In the end they were done the same time as the breast. I had expected the herbs to run down the sides of the chicken with the butter so I had used plenty. As it turned out the herbs stayed right where they were applied.
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The egg was set up with a raised grate, indirect and DigiQ dialed in to 340º pit temperature and 165º food temperature. I was guessing about 2 hours and I was right on.
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These are the most tender and juiciest chickens I have ever had! The flavors are great. The leg and wing sections needed almost no carving and almost fell off in my hand.
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Have a great Memorial Day All,

Blair

 

Comments

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Blair:

    U R amazing! :silly:

    great look'n cook!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thank you Sir, these are probably very typical of millions of chickens cooked in millions of kitchens over the centuries around the Mediterranean. Old school. :lol:

    Blair

     
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Very nice Blair, love that color. Thanks for the recipe.
    Stay tuned. ;)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Blair those look fantastic so tender & juicy, the herb combination sounds really tasty
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Molly, I think the budda gives the skin great color and flavors the whole bird nicely. The herbs can be what ever you like. The Herbs de Provence is traditional French and is whatever the chef's would find growing on the hillsides outside their kitchen door.

    Staying tuned my friend,

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Beli, I was surprised how tender and juicy they came out, these are probably the best chicken I have egged so far. :)

    Blair

     
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    Looks good enough to eat ;) :laugh: Thanks for posting the recipes.
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Joan, my pleasure. I see leftovers in my future! :lol:

    Blair

     
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    NYUM-NYUM-NYUM~!!! ;) That is BEAUTIFUL!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Hoss. :)

    Blair

     
  • my mouth is watering!
    succulent B)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Hahahaha, I can say the same about your sausage! Thanks Kari. :)

    Blair

     
  • B)
  • LobichoLobicho Posts: 557
    Great Job!!!
    Those are some tasty looking chickens!!!
    Congrats!!!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Very nice Blair
    Thanks for including the recipe :)

    Shane
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Oh my gosh those are delectable looking birds! Great job.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Lobicho, they are pretty easy and have nice flavor. :)

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Shane, this is a very old method for chicken and you can make the herb butter anyway that sounds good to you. Just some Thyme mixed in the butter does a good job and salt and pepper the outside of the bird works. I like the herb butter inside and out and decided to add my salt and pepper to it instead of applying it and the garlic separately. This is a great way to use fresh herbs as well!

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Teresa, this is my favorite easy chicken recipe. Not a great deal of prep work and it can all go together fairly quickly and the results are wonderful and on the egg are even more wonderfuller. :lol:

    Blair

     
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Perferction Blair! :)

    Nothing like a roasted chicken on the egg.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Rebecca, I have to agree, the egg is wonderful for roast chicken. I was thinking yesterday as I was cooking these that I have yet to Spatchcock a chicken. After eating of these I am wondering if I ever will! :laugh:

    Blair

     
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