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Spatchcock Chicken - First Try

joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum

I have been seeing a few posts about spatchcock chicken on here lately and I decided to try it tonight.  I found an old recipe (circa 2003) from the old BGE Forum that sounded good so here we go.

The recipe calls for orange and pineapple juice, onion, garlic, brown sugar and salt for a brine.  The original recipe calls for a one hour brine period prior to the cook, which is how long I did mine.  The original recipe called for Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin rub.  I cooked direct at 350* dome until the breasts were 175*.

Final result - it turned out very good.  Moist and very tasty with the Dizzy Pig rub.  I think when I do this again, I am going to brine for a longer period of time and maybe add a shot of soy sauce to the brine as well.

Spatchcock Chicken in brine:

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On the grill:

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A good local wheat beer:

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Off the grill (Sorry...I forgot to take a pic whole - I already cut the legs and thighs off)    :D

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Comments

  • One of my family's favorites.  Welcome.
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  • Schlafly make some great beers.
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  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
    this looks so good - nice cook - thanks for the photos

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,759
    Great looking bird. Spatchcock is my go to method now.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    edited January 2012

    Thanks for the feedback.

     

    Great looking bird. Spatchcock is my go to method now.

    I have tried several whole chicken cooks (beer can, chicken roasters, etc), and I too am now a spatchcock fan!  :D

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  • hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
    Love the spatchcock chicken.  I do mine on a raised grid just to keep the meat from getting too charred.  Looks like yours turned out great - enjoy
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    Love the spatchcock chicken.  I do mine on a raised grid just to keep the meat from getting too charred.  Looks like yours turned out great - enjoy

    Yep - good idea...I did this on my medium and I don't have a raised grid setup for it.  Next time I'll do it on my large where I have a two tier rack.

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