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Whole chicken in the Mini!

MarkasefMarkasef Posts: 5
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum

Hi, I’m the proud owner
of a Mini for several weeks.

Cooking a whole chicken
has been on my mind from the first second. I tried it, and the result was just

I took out the upper ceramic ring and placed the indirect stone instead.


bought a simple, cheap ring-cake form (22cm diameter), put some vegetables
underneath and pour a bit of beer on it.

way an average size chicken fits perfectly into the egg.

only headache was the thermometer. I didn’t want to touch it, so the solution
is: cutting out the neck of the chicken completely. The free zone there is the
right place for the thermometer while cooking.

way the temperature really drops in the Mini.

indirect stone, and the body of the chicken together reduce the temperature
inside. However, it is still around 160 Celsius (the thermometer shows 130, but
it can’t be really precise because of the egg being overpacked).

result? Something really delicate, succulent, juicy and tender meat. 



  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 356
    Awesome! And welcome. Where are you located?
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Very nice looking cook indeed.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,574
    Looking good! Welcome


    Boerne, TX

  • MarkasefMarkasef Posts: 5
    Budapest, Hungary.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,802
    Seattle, WA
  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    Nice cook. I just received my mini last week and I want to do a chicken on it this weekend. Thanks for the ideas on how to accomplish.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,660
    You cooks looks very good. Just one other way: spatchcocked direct and raised on Mini at 400. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    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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