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Double whammy spatchcocked chic

So I cooked to spatchcocked chickens last night for dinner. I've now cooked 3 chickens this way and really like the outcome. One good dinner and a whole bunch leftover for some of the best chicken salad one could make. I've had my egg for a bit over a year now and still can't believe how moist chicken is when it's cooked. It's unbelievable. I added some cherry to the cook for a nice hint of smoke.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,452
    How about posting your chicken salad recipe @Deviledegger?
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,591
    Looks great.  Do you brine the bird?  I have yet to brine one but want to try it on the next one. 


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  • SookieSookie Posts: 269
    Nice cook :)  I make chicken salad all the time!  Get a tray of breasts from Walmart or Sams for 1.99 lb, throw on some Montreal or some Butt Rub, slow smoke it over Apple (love Apple wood with chicken), and dice.  Throw in some fresh celery, sweet onion and a moderate amount of mayo, let it stand overnight and major yum.  Sometimes I set some of those chicken cubes aside to throw in pasta too :)
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,628
    Nice job I am going to try brining the next one I make. We do them at least once a week.
                                                                        
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    edited June 2013
    Here's a couple of brined spatchcocked chickens cooked over the top of some squash.  Brining makes a big difference..imageimage
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  • DeviledeggerDeviledegger Posts: 235
    @TexanOfTheNorth. I sort of guess on ratios but it something like this. Pulled/chopped chicken, Mayo, fresh lemon juice(1-2 Tbs. I like lemon so I might go heavy), salt and pepper to taste, some onion chopped fine, a sprinkle of Charlie catchers creole seasoning careful because its salty, and some dried chives.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,628
    @Charlietuna do you do all of yours indirect? 
                                                                        
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  • DeviledeggerDeviledegger Posts: 235
    @SmokePitt I haven't brined a bird yet. I definatly want to though. However the chicken from last night was great. I can't imagine chicken being more moist, maybe more flavor though. Can't wait!
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I have not tried direct, my indirect comes out with crisp skin, and thats without turning - finishes in about forty minutes.
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  • DeviledeggerDeviledegger Posts: 235
    @Charlietuna that squash looks just as good as the chicken. I will have to try some squash sometime.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,628
    I need to try that next time, the only thing SWMBO doesn't like about mine is the skin isn't crispy.
                                                                        
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I don't eat a lot of butternut squash, wife does, she said this is the best she has ever had!  Let the juices from the chicken drip into it by cooking it under the chicken.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,628
    We love butternut squash I'm gonna try that too. Thanks Charlie.
                                                                        
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