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Looking for pulled chicken recipe

My wife bought a couple nice organic whole chickens and wants pulled chicken.  Should I just use a spatchcock chicken rub and smoke slower, or does anyone have a tried and true good recipe?  Any idea how long it should take for a 5# whole bird?
--Dave from Leesburg, VA BGE XL, Viking 42", Firepit with $16 grill
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  • Spatchcock would be fine but the meat does not fall off the bone as you might want for pulled chicken. I would spatch it in your usual manner and then FTC with some added liquid like fairly runny consistency BBQ sauce, Bone Suckin Sauce, or similar for at least 30 min. That will make the meat juicy and soft.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,422
    edited April 2013
    400 raised direct about an hour on 4lb 'er. Cook just as you would for any spatchcocked chicken. Then get two forks. Do this cook a lot. You do not want falling off the bone, too dry. imageimage
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • DaveMDaveM Posts: 90
    Those picts look great - now, I'm hungry.  Will have to wait till tomorrow due to busy Saturday, but I know what's for dinner tomorrow night!  

    Is there any point in doing it whole, or should I just butterfly and be done?
    --Dave from Leesburg, VA BGE XL, Viking 42", Firepit with $16 grill
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,422
    Whole is easer. By whole = spatchcocked.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,321
    Or you can do it inverted on a stand and overcook a bit. (broken record I know)

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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