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Spatchcock first time

KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
edited 6:14AM in EggHead Forum
First time doing the spatchcock chicken...following naked whiz's recipe...350*F direct raised for one hour...didn't get a shot of the final results, because it was devoured before I even thought about it..thanks again to the forum

simple cut of the backbone

before it hit the BGE


  • Cool Beans Kev - those flat chicken thingys are good. My entire family loves it when I cook a FCT. It will become a hit with your family too.

  • KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
    LJ, I like "FCT" much better that Spatchcock...the family is alreay asking for a time I'll marinate for a while longer, but will definitely be one of our family favorites..
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Good looking chicken my friend. You can play around with those temps all you want. I actualy have never had much luck getting one done in an hour at 350. I most of the time go 400. I have actualy went up to 500 before with great success also. Enjoy!
  • KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
    It was done and tender...I never opened the BGE to did drift to 400*F for a while but that was it...looking forward to the next time..thanks
  • I really need to make this my next cook.
  • Kevin next time you make one please let me know, it will take me about 40 minutes to get to your place, so email me 20 minutes after you put it on. I will bring the old style tallboys
  • KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
    That sounds like a good plan :) ...Have you attended any of the fests? I'm looking to get at least one on my calendar for the year...
  • KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
    Very easy...just follow Naked Whiz's details and you can't go wrong...
  • Sounds like it was good! If you don't have one yet, I would highly recommend a thermapen or remote thermometer. Cooking to temp (in this case 165F in the breast) will give you the most consistent and delicious results as cooking time can vary based on temp, chicken weight, etc...

    Spatchcock Chicken is one of our absolute favorites and I plan to cook a couple of them Saturday night.
  • KMO_QKMO_Q Posts: 150
    I presently use just a simple gauge meat thermometer, which requires that I open the BGE and insert in the breast...I'm looking to get a digital read like a Polder
  • I have one with a remote display and temp alarm that works great amid the distractions of cooking with 3 kids. :laugh:
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