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Spatchcocked Chicken

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I saw on the BGE Instagram #darksideofthegrill did a spatchcocked chicken.  I have wanted to try it so I figured might as well.  It was great.  Photos below.






























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  • JohnnyTarheel
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    Pretty bird!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Bar
    Bar Posts: 166
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    Looks good.  One my favorite cooks on the egg.
  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,770
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    you have this down!
    nice looking cook
    aka marysvilleksegghead
    Lrg 2008
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    XL 2021 (sold 8/24/23)
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  • iudex
    iudex Posts: 79
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    Looking good! 

    Just wondering: is there any reason to go through the 'effort' of doing this, if you have a rotisserie available? I just stick 'em on and watch it twirl =)
  • N10
    N10 Posts: 9
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    iudex said:
    Looking good! 

    Just wondering: is there any reason to go through the 'effort' of doing this, if you have a rotisserie available? I just stick 'em on and watch it twirl =)
    Doesn’t that make you dizzy
    Xl Big Green Egg. Just sold the reverse smoker for something smaller. 
  • iudex
    iudex Posts: 79
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    N10 said:
    iudex said:
    Looking good! 

    Just wondering: is there any reason to go through the 'effort' of doing this, if you have a rotisserie available? I just stick 'em on and watch it twirl =)
    Doesn’t that make you dizzy
    You've got it all wrong, BEER makes you dizzy 
  • StillH2OEgger
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    iudex said:
    Looking good! 

    Just wondering: is there any reason to go through the 'effort' of doing this, if you have a rotisserie available? I just stick 'em on and watch it twirl =)
    You can get good results with both, but I don't think you can get crispy skin with a rotisserie if you care about that. I also don't think it's any additional effort to spatchcock a bird vs. tying up and centering on a rotisserie, not to mention the clean up. I say this as someone who doesn't have a rotisserie, but obviously a fan of spatchcock.
    Stillwater, MN
  • rdsbucks
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    Looks good. What was your cooking temp? And how important is the grid extender for chicken?
    BBQ addict...recovering pellet smoker.
  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    rdsbucks said:
    Looks good. What was your cooking temp? And how important is the grid extender for chicken?
    I was at 350.  Not sure how important the extender is.  I watched a video from Darksideofthegrill and he said to use it although he did not in his video.  I bet it does not make much of a difference but I have only done it once.

  • Bar
    Bar Posts: 166
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    I feel it helps with the skin as it is closer to the dome
  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    Bar said:
    I feel it helps with the skin as it is closer to the dome
    That would make sense.