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Okay, I'm a Believer; first Spatchcock

BotchBotch Posts: 5,688
edited April 2012 in Poultry
I've always cooked my chickens on the Large on my vertical roaster because, well, I bought a vertical roaster.  Since acquiring a Woo for my Small, I decided to try my first spatchcock on a raised grid.  Oh man, I'm a believer now.  That was the best skin I've ever made.   
Next time I'll do indirect as the bottom got just a little black (I just trimmed it off).  Used McCormick's "Monterey" chicken rub and pecan smoke.  I also forgot to brine the bird, the meat was a bit bland, but that was the best chicken skin I've ever made, yum!   :drool: 
Grilled asparagus and buttered bowtie pasta with parsley rounded out the meal.
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Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
 
Ogden, Utard.  

Comments

  • TxAg93TxAg93 Posts: 124
    Looks great!
  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 213
    I always go indirect about 450 dome and an hour or so later have some awesome bird for dinner. I've never had an issue not getting super crispy skin. Oh, I usually spray the bird with olive oil and use the BGE rub. It's become my Sunday go to meal.
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited April 2012
    Well rounded? I'm counting a mere 4 asparagus stalks and an entire chicken! Looks great.
    Dunedin, FL
  • nice looking bird Botch! Thanks for sharing. I'll add it to the list


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,688
    Well rounded? I'm counting a mere 4 asparagus stalks and an entire chicken! Looks great.
    I live alone and only ate 1/4 of the chicken.  The asparagus were the last of a bunch (and there were five) and tomorrow I'll use up the last of my mushrooms.  Bach'ing it requires careful portioning!  :D
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 213
    Had to do one for myself tonight, I got too hungry after looking at yours!
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,582
    Botch I always cook direct even doing on the mini. Check and see how high you have lump piled up. The mini gets a little black on bottom but no problem. I use a woo on the mini as well. I just like the skin so much better direct at 400.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Well rounded? I'm counting a mere 4 asparagus stalks and an entire chicken! Looks great.
    I live alone and only ate 1/4 of the chicken.  The asparagus were the last of a bunch (and there were five) and tomorrow I'll use up the last of my mushrooms.  Bach'ing it requires careful portioning!  :D
    Yeah I hear you. If it were me there'd be no greens on my plate. 
    Dunedin, FL
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