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Pecan wood +Spatchcock Chicken = WIN

Made a spatchcock chicken last night like I have done may times.  Used Jake's coffe rub (like many times before).  But this time I threw in some Pecan chips. 

Result - AMAZING - Skin was darker than normal, very crispy but the chicken had a buttery taste that was really good.

I know pics or it didn't happen.  But it did - trust me.

BTW - On Topic subject.

LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

Garnerville, NY


  • FiremanyzFiremanyz Posts: 647
    Great to know, I just picked up a bag of pecan chunks this week from gander mountain. Can't wait to try it.
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 756

    Did you brine the chicken? How long was it in the egg? Temp and direct/indirect?

    I have pecan chunks so maybe I can try it these days.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,824
    8 lb bird - 14 hours uncovered in the fridge - direct very raised 400

    1.5 hours.

    it was the first time trying the pecan - hooked.

    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

    Garnerville, NY
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,514
    edited August 2013
    Just an idea for next time. Do the same amount of chips but a 50/50 mix of your pecan with cherry. Have used this for years and sure works here. The cherry gives an even darker color. . Also next time substitute a small spatchcocked turkey done the same way.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,268
    I will have to give this a try if I can find some Pecan.  Thanks!  

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

  • FiremanyzFiremanyz Posts: 647
    I just found pecan chuncks at gander mountain if you have one near you.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,142
    @smokeypitt, my local Home Depot has pecan chunks. Amazon too.


    Pikesville, MD

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