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First spatchcok chicken

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    Looks good! Spatchcock is one of the main reasons I bought the small egg, being able to take a cheap chicken and make it taste that good for a few people all while traveling.. I have tried smoking it before, but after doing it raised direct once thats my go to method. I have found a small handful of cherry chips works wonders for the taste and the color of the spatchcock'd bird. 
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 677
    edited July 2013

    +1 on raised direct. I like my chicken bathed first as well (brined) :D

    Makes it more juicy

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880
    Anyone use a maverick on the chicken or just thermapen the chicken after so long??


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  • I do mine raised direct at 375. Usually thermapen after about 45 mins.
    Birmingham, AL
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    Always leave the bird uncovered overnight in the fridge, I also will turn it over at the end of the cook and let the skin side get a little direct heat. Seems to produce great results. Another thing I have done is a little garlic butter spray or mop, then cornstarch and let her roast.



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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I throw the maverick in nearly all to temp cooks. Takes the guess work out of when to check.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,556
    Once you go Spatch you never go back!

                                                                        
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880
    JRWhitee said:

    Once you go Spatch you never go back!


    This sure beats shoving a can up its rear!!


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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,556
    Once you go Spatch you never go back!

    This sure beats shoving a can up its rear!!

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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,821
    Anyone use a maverick on the chicken or just thermapen the chicken after so long??

    Just thermapen after about 50 mins for the first check.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,405

    I have been using an Oregon Scientific remote thermo, which is food temp only.  It just gave up the ghost, so I'll be using my Maverick.  

    That's the kind of cook I like to do from the living room in front of the 50" flat screen!

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • Much better than my first attempt!  Looks great!

    Dave
    no, not -that- one!
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