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BBQ sauce and spatchcock question?

CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,579
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum
So I do love spatchcock chicken when dry rubbed  but my wife and kids like bbq sauce on there chicken which I apply towards the end of the cook at maybe the 45 min mark.I find the sauce makes the skin soggy (but still tasty).Is there any way to end up with a crispier skin after putting on the bbq sauce???

To me saucing just ruins the crisp skin,is there any techniques to prevent this soggy chicken skin???
Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 

Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,439
    edited July 2013

    Not that I have seen. Sauce makes the skin softer. I do cook at 400 direct raised and do sauce the skin the last 15 mins. Not crisp, not water skin, just good. I have started doing something new for me. Started with spatchcocked turkey and now doing with chicken instead of bbq sauce on the bird. I have found a vinager based bbq sauce that I now use for dipping on my plate. That way I get the crisper skin and a very mild but good sauce to dip in. The pic below is turkey legs at 400 direct raised with just rub.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,439
    edited July 2013
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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