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what did I do wrong????

sirlancealotsirlancealot Posts: 446
edited 9:11PM in EggHead Forum
Hello everyone, my spatchcock chickens comes out perfect, Indirect at 400deg. but i have messed up two chicken hens, the 5lb. chicken hen spatchcock i did yesterday was indirect at 400deg. till 165internal with juice squirting out, but when we bit into it it was tough. please advise....thanks..

I have to leave right now for a couple of hrs. I will read responses when i get back thankyou..


  • Could have just been a bad bird! I used the Whiz method of direct and that worked for me as well. Maybe give it a try next time and see if that helps at all.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,515
    check your temp gage . was 400 a real 400???????
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    The hens were old enough to vote. Stick to 4 lbs and under.
  • EzziSmokerEzziSmoker Posts: 17
    I agree with the previous post, Hens or "stewing hens" are tuff ole birds best left for a nice soup/stew, hence the name.

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Sir....Absolutely concur with the prior post. Hens are egg layers, and allowed to age. They look nice and plump, but are really only suited for soups and stews. Stick with 'fryers'.
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