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Spatchcocked chicken

doubledouble Posts: 1,214
edited December 2012 in EggHead Forum
This turned out so good last night. Raised direct about 375 dome for an hour. Crispy skin and so juicy.Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Lynnwood WA
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,450
    Look's great. I love spatchcocked chicken.

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • Reverse spatchcock
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Looks great!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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  • Spatchcock is the way to go!!
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    that looks great i got one on now

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • Excellent looking bird, good cook. While trying to fit two franken chickens on my medium, I had to chop shop them. Put on legs/thighs, 5-7 minutes later breasts, 5-7 minutes later wings. Everything came out cooked, not overcooked. Doesn't look as nice as a spatched bird, but came out very well. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • It does look good. I haven't done a spatchcock in years. Maybe the time has come again.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I usually remove the backbone (saved for stock) when I spatchock a bird.  never have split the breastbone like that

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    As Buckegg mentioned reverse spatchcock. We kept all the bones afterwards and made a stock which has been in the stockpot for about 24hrs now the house smells great.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • Easy and delicious.  Almost magical how the breasts and thighs seem to get to temp at the same time.
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  • Why would anyone with an egg do beer can chicken when you can do spatchcock????

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

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  • duck_hunterduck_hunter Posts: 164
    edited December 2012

    Why would anyone with an egg do beer can chicken when you can do spatchcock????

    maybe they don't like drinking their beer? 
    Barbecue may not be what brings world peace, but it has to be a good place to start -Anthony Bourdain 
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  • Doing one as I type this....

    I still enjoy roasting a whole bird in the traditional manner, but this method yields good results in a shorter period of time. 
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  • Why would anyone with an egg do beer can chicken when you can do spatchcock????

    I haven't done a spatchcock in many years. I do mine indirect on a vertical stand with the bird inverted. I would put it up against any spatchcock.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Why would anyone with an egg do beer can chicken when you can do spatchcock????

    I haven't done a spatchcock in many years. I do mine indirect on a vertical stand with the bird inverted. I would put it up against any spatchcock.
    I've had good luck doing it that way as well. I like to mix it up....did a spatch for the first time in probably a year.....came out pretty good.

    Most times I don't care for the extra "flavoring" that the fat dripping on coals lends to a direct cook. I usually do my birds indirect to avoid it. I did tonight's bird raised, direct, at 400°.
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  • If you have the BGE chicken stand, try one with the neck down in a shallow pan. The dark meat is in the hotter part of the egg and the fat runs down and bastes the breast. I usually get 20 to 25 * difference in the two. The drippings are awesome too.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    edited December 2012
    I don't have the BGE stand, but I have another vert roaster with a small drip pan. Been awhile since I've used it....but I'll give it a whirl on the next bird.
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  • The BGE stand is pretty narrow at the top. You may have to clip out a couple of inches of the backbone to start it. Depends on the size of the bird.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Why would anyone with an egg do beer can chicken when you can do spatchcock????

    Hello.... When you run out of beer and need to make an excuse for the wife because she is wondering were all the beer went. "I used it to cook with hun and i need to run and get some more".lol

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