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How many chickens do I need/can I fit?

cep55cep55 Posts: 20
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi, all -

I am having a few people over tomorrow (six girls, two guys), and I'd like to do spatchcock chicken, but I've only ever done one at a time.

For these eight people (there will be appetizers for a couple of hours before dinner, and a salad and side, as well as dessert), how many chickens would you recommend.

And, how many chickens can I fit on my LGBE at one time? Any creative ways to fit more without compromising the succulence? (I have a raised grid as well as an adjustable rig).

I appreciate any thoughts!


  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    I've stacked six on three grates. You could possibly get three on one grate for a total of nine.
  • I did 3 on one grate.
  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 269
    any pictures of the multiples?
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    If you cut them in half you can probably get 3 but tight. I do 2 all the time which should be enough for all of you. If you do halves they will cook exactly like spatchcock.
  • cep55cep55 Posts: 20
    Great, thank you all! I will probably try cutting them in half, we'll see...
  • with a raised grid, I think you could easily do 5 on a Large. 4 would be plenty for 6 people.
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