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When to rub a spatchcock?

lensegglensegg Posts: 18
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi... if using EVOO and a rub on spatchcock chicken, when should they be applied - hours before cooking or when ready to start cooking?
Thanks,
Len

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  • OnegrecookOnegrecook Posts: 121
    I've cooked two now and they both turned out the same. I let them sit for 12 hours, uncovered in the refrigerator, then rubbed them right before going on the grill.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,372
    Rub just before hitting the heat. We prefer to cook indirect at a little higher temp (400-425F), still get crispy skin, but it is not too charred. Pre-cook have let sit for 12 hours or 12 minutes - did not really see a big difference. 
    A classic home made rub we use, if applied before the 12 hour fridge sit, and rubbed under the skin does impart a very distinct taste to the meat and is used once in a while. Generally, we prefer the juicy taste of the chicken with the skin flavoured by the rub, hence the rub just before cook.... 
    Using indirect, a drip pan on the setter with a splash of wine, water, beer or whatever is also nice alternative. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,372
    Further thought, tried this last week and was well received. No rub at all. EVOO and cook. For the last 10 minutes used Trilby's mild marion berry BBQ sauce. Got a bottle from my BGE dealer. It is made in Ferndale Wa, but your favourite is a good choice. 
    Nice change from the usual rubbed split bird.  
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • JohnMcJohnMc Posts: 74
    Are you serious? Wasnt Marrion Berry the DC mayor who rubbed everything including his hookers with coke and herion (and still got re-elected over and over)?
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Killer comedy. >shrug emoticon<
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  • I applied rub first and left in the fridge uncovered overnight. This was IMO my best Spatchcock to date. It was juicy, moist with crispy skin. I tend to enjoy more seasonings than less fwiw.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,372
    Are you serious? Wasnt Marrion Berry the DC mayor who rubbed everything including his hookers with coke and herion (and still got re-elected over and over)?
    True enough, he took his name from somewhere else I think, us folks out here in "Cascadia" (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia) prefer to rub our hookers and significant others with Oregon's greatest export, the Marion blackberry. Now if we could just do something about those permanently stained sheets.......
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    For the last one I did, I rubbed under the skin with herbs de providence and used my normal rub combo on the outside. Then let it sit for a couple hours in the fridge uncovered. It was probably my best yet. The herbs under the skin accent the meat rather than overpowering it.
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  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 306
    I figured the rodeo clown, Newegg13, would have jumped in on the Marion Berry jokes for sure...

    I have had good success with rubbing under the skin right before grilling. I will use a toothpick if the skin wants to pull away from the bird to make sure the meat is covered by the skin during the cook though. Once the skin in separated to apply the rub it tends to want to pull away. We normally remove the skin (I know...) before we eat, so the rub adds a nice flavor to the meat.

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