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Lemon Basil Chicken (pix)

One of the best chickens I've ever made.  Had to do something with a whole chicken tonight, and the wife and I have been getting a little burned out of our typical seasoned-on-the-outside spatchcocked chicken.  So tonight, I decided to take some basil out of the garden and use it with the chicken somehow.  I ended up injecting the meat with a mixture of Lemon Juice and strained Greek Marinade.  Then I placed some fresh julienned basil under the skin and seasoned the outside with S&P.  Then finished the chicken with a glaze of butter.  Flavor was ridiculous!  :D

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,276
    Looks awesome Dyal!!! I am goin for a ginger and garlic Spatchcocked this weekend

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,250
    Wow.  And I don't wow chicken... until now.

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  • Man @Dyal_SC, that looks silly good. Any reason not to do this same approach WITH the spatchcocking?

    Definitely bookmarked.

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,244
    @Black_Badger, I am sure it would work just fine spatchcocked as well. :) I had the time and was just in the mood for a little something different tonight. :)
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Love the chunk of butter to finish it. Will add that for sure.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519

    Looks awesome. Have a whole chicken in the fridge and gonna try this. Thanks.

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,459
    Plate setter and foil drip pan? Looks awesome!
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,582
    Looks great Dyal, just put a whole chicken in brine for tomorrow nite. I plan on taking it out of the brine in the morning and letting it air in the fridge until dinner time. Going to spatch it and use your butter idea. Thanks nice cook.
                                                                        
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,244
    Yup, @Cookinbob. I made a homemade pan out of some aluminum foil for the drippings. Like to keep my plate setter semi clean. :)
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
    edited August 2013
    Wow! What a great looking (and I'm sure tasting) chicken. The color on that skin is textbook perfect. Very nicely done!!

    Other than a spatchcocked chicken, I've never cooked a whole chicken other than on the rotisserie. I'm curious what the difference in time is between the whole chicken and spatchcocked? Spatchcocked chicken normally takes about 90 minutes for me. TIA.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    That looks absolutley horrible. Send me the leftovers and I will dispose of them properly so you won't have to suffer any more. ;)

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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 229
    A thing of beauty!
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  • I NEED to try this!
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  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 185
    Love the color on that chix!

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,244
    Thx, guys! :) @jfm0830 , I guess you can say it adds another +/- 20 minutes to leave it whole.
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