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So I did a small spatchcock chicken today.  Around 5-6 lbs, I'd guess.  Splayed it out, rubbed in some honey, then hit it with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and some Old Bay.  Cooked it direct, elevated.  Dome temp was around 380º or 390º.  Checked the temp in the breast after about an hour and ten was already at 175º!  Yikes, it got ahead of me.

Overall though, I can't really complain.  Was very tasty, and the breast wasn't too dry.  Coulda been better, but for my first go around, I can't complain.  I'll be doing another one next weekend.


  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    The sugar from the honey caused the 'blackened'.  I always use honey in my London Broil marinade, because I love the blackened bark it creates.  As long as it was tasty, doesn't matter what it looked like - though I thought it looked pretty good. 
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  • Sounds very good, may try that myself, spatchcocking is the way to go, love it.


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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,115
    I bet the skin was tasty. I love the taste of caramelized sugar and fat.

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