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Spatchcock Chicken on Large

JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
Seeing all these spatchcocks I had to do one as well. Seasoned with John Henry's Texas Chicken Tickler cooked on raised grid at 400 with some apple chips. I pulled it with the thighs at 180 and the breast 158. This was the best spatchcock I have done yet. The white meat, my favorite, was perfect very very juicy. All my friends crack up when I talk about spatchcock, I tell them they wish they had spatchcock!
                                                                    
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Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
Johns Creek, Georgia

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,235
    Yum yum ! I want to try some of the John Henry rubs, but SWMBO mandated that I need to empty out the pantry a bit first.

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
    caliking said:
    Yum yum ! I want to try some of the John Henry rubs, but SWMBO mandated that I need to empty out the pantry a bit first.
    Hide some of them. :))
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,144
    Looking good!

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,153
    caliking said:
    Yum yum ! I want to try some of the John Henry rubs, but SWMBO mandated that I need to empty out the pantry a bit first.
    i am a closet rub hoarder.  my dealer has john henry and i always grab at least one (he has like 10 different ones there).  and any time i see something interesting i grab it, the wife said enough is enough, now i have rubs hidden because i can't stop!
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 2,396
    caliking said:
    Yum yum ! I want to try some of the John Henry rubs, but SWMBO mandated that I need to empty out the pantry a bit first.

    I started keeping the over fill in my eggin drawer. SWMBO never gets in my eggin drawer :D

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
    I am a rub hoarder too but I'm not in the closet I came out a while ago.  :-O
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,235
    She hasn't found the stash in the laundry room yet... I'm pathetic :-\"

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
    I can't walk into a new store without buying a new rub.
                                                                        
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    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
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  • boboeggboboegg Posts: 28
    I noticed your chicken legs were pointed forward toward the handle. How did you get your legs to 180 and your breast to only 158? I thought the hottest part of the grate was near the hinge?  Did you ice the breast first?
    LBGE, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Looks perfect !!!!  John Henry makes some great rubs.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
    boboegg said:
    I noticed your chicken legs were pointed forward toward the handle. How did you get your legs to 180 and your breast to only 158? I thought the hottest part of the grate was near the hinge?  Did you ice the breast first?
    I am not sure, my breasts usually get done first but not this time. I didn't so anything special.

                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,721
    Looks perfect !!!!  John Henry makes some great rubs.
    Thanks Gary, this is my first John Henry rub but I will be trying more.
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • I am a huge fan of John Henry's chicken tickler rub. 

    Sorry for the ignorant question from a newbie, but what is it about Spatchcock chicken that makes it so special?  I have never tried one before, I'm just curious and not trying to flame.  Wife and I do beer butt chicken all the time and it's tough to improve on.  I've considered trying Spatchcock but always in the end choose beer butt chicken....

    XL BGE, egghead since 2010

    Favorites: Seared tuna, beer butt chicken, ABT's

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,490

    I am a huge fan of John Henry's chicken tickler rub. 

    Sorry for the ignorant question from a newbie, but what is it about Spatchcock chicken that makes it so special?  I have never tried one before, I'm just curious and not trying to flame.  Wife and I do beer butt chicken all the time and it's tough to improve on.  I've considered trying Spatchcock but always in the end choose beer butt chicken....

    Think of it this way.  With beer can chicken the center of the chicken is essentially getting boiled/steamed while the outside it getting baked.  With a spatchcock you cut out the spine and take the part of the bird that gets exposed to the fluid from the beer can and instead expose it to heat from below (either direct or indirect).  It gives the chicken a more grilled/charcoal/fire flavor and less of the steamed/boiled flavor. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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