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Fridays spatchcock chicken and apps

JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,921
Tonight we did pig shots, ABT's, Spatchcocked Chicken and Yukon potatoes. I brined the chicken last night with a gallon of water cup of kosher salt, 1/2 cup of sugar and 8 smashed garlic cloves. I also followed @saltysams yukon potatoes in pan under the chicken. Everything was excellent it was my first time brining a chicken and will be doing it from now on. The yukon gold potatoes were to die for, evoo salt and pepper, I did have spacers between the pan and plate setter, the chicken was seasoned with Texas chicken tickler and sat in the fridge all day in a pan to dry out the skin which turned out crispy for the first time. The chicken was plump and juicy with a slight garlic flavor. Had friends over and the couldn't believe how good everything was. Thanks to the recipes on this forum and all you guys make me look real good.
                                                                    
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Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014
Green Man Group cooking team.
Johns Creek, Georgia

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,464
    Great looking cook. No wonder everyone enjoyed it.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,921
    Thanks TJ
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014
    Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,348
    That all looks just perfect.  I am sure the taters were amazing.  I am a big fan of the pan of veggies under the bird.  It is a great way to get a meal on the egg at one time.  I am definitely gonna try those taters.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 455
    Booyah! Glad you liked it! You absolutely made my night. My first "nod" on the forum.

    Good call on brining the bird, too. It's a but time consuming, and requires advance planning, but its easy and makes a world of difference.

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,575
    Brining is awesome just don't forget to rinse well or the chicken will be salty....don't ask how I know lol.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 



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