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Close! But Not Exactly - Spatchcocked Chicken

NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
edited 7:31PM in EggHead Forum
Alexis brought something home from the grocery store this week, one of which was this new (I think) item from Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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I thought it would make a good slather for a spatched bird. So I did one bird my usual way and slather another one with the creme spread under and over the skin, then salt and pepper. Cooked them both indirect at 350f on a raised grid for an hour-ish.

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Near the end, they were both looking good so I thought I'd hit the cream cheese one with another brush of that stuff.

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The usual one came out like this...

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The cream cheese one...ummm....butt ugly!

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So I took the normal one and served it with some grilled zucchini using Albukirky Rub (fellow Egger) & Mexican rice.

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Don't worry, the cream cheese one didn't go to waste. I tossed the skin and shredded the meat because it was fine. I used it the next night in these enchiladas which were equally great.

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But lesson learned. It was worth a try though!
Knoxville, TN
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Even a cook like that comes out smelling like a rose. So to speak. ;)
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  • Hi Chris,

    Hope you are well.

    I guess you never know unless you try!

    The enchiladas look fantastic. We made a mole' out of some extra Pork Butt and the Mole. Well the leftover mole will be enchiladas this week!!

    As normal the pics are great!
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Good save! ;) :)
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    Yeah, I wasn't two worried since I was doing TWO birds and even if the one came out bad, I could always use the meat without the skin.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I've been loving mole this year! Is it on your website? going to check.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I take what I can get, lol. :laugh:
    Knoxville, TN
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Been there,done that. :)
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  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    One out of two is not bad, and at least you salvaged the butt-ugly one :woohoo: . I have not seen this stuff either, but a friend told me about it yesterday. She sent me a recipe for Santa Fe Casserole (she got it from cookphillydotcom). She says its reall good stuff - I'll check it out. Thanks for posting the results :)
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    Funny....the enchilada recipe used their Sante Fe version, lol. It was okay, very good for the filling but it definitely needs a good enchilada sauce on the top/outside.

    This one I did is still my favorite for that: http://www.nibblemethis.com/2010/11/can-canned-enchilada-sauce.html
    Knoxville, TN
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Nice presentation. Those enchiladas look great.

    GG
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  • You need to send that chicken picture to the Philadelphia cream cheese people! :laugh:
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great pics as always Chris :)

    Shane
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  • You've got great skills on photography! and bbq-ing, of course!
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