Nope, this is not the Wes Craven-directed remake of Sesame Street. :evil:
I saw a Perdue 7-lb roaster and wondered how this approaching-a-turkey-size bird would work spatchcocked on my LBGE.
Spatchcocked with some difficulty; my poultry shears had nearly met their match. Rubbed with EVOO, then Montreal Chicken rub and a sprinkle of dried mixed Italian seasoning.
Cooked at 350º raised, indirect, until breast internal at 165ºF, over Royal Oak with a cup of pecan chips. I tried protecting the exposed drumstick ends with foil.
A bird this size seems more like chomping on turkey legs at the County Fair. The cutting board is 12x17 and the bird barely fit for carving. Pecan doesn't give a lot of flavor but the skin sure is pretty:
On the plate:
Cook time was about 90 minutes, but it probably could have used another 15. I'm not used to paying $10 for a chicken, but this one will provide 5-6 servings.