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brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I may not be the first person to do this, but I'm feeling pretty ingenious right now.  So I had some bacon that needed to be made.  After cooking it (and snacking on more than I should) I had a surplus of bacon to find a use for.  I was planning on making some spatchcock chicken tonight anyways, so I decided to stuff bacon under the skin of the chicken.  It turned out to be the best version of "Spatchicken" I've made thus far, and will definitely be repeated.  On a side note, the bacon adds a bit of saltiness, so go light on any salt under the skin.  Not sure if the bacon had anything to do with it, but the skin was potato chip crisp.  Cheers!


  • Looks tasty!
    How did the bacon turn out, edible?
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Very.  It definitely wasn't as crispy as when I first cooked it, but it made for nice chewiness to balance the crispiness of the skin.  Just make sure to cook the bacon first.  The bacon may have been frying more while under the skin, adding to the crisp skin, but I don't really know.  But I love it.  Chicken+bacon+smoke=AWESOME!!!
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    Lookin Good...

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again, you can't go wrong with bacon, what a great cook, must give this a try. thanks for sharing you bacon moment...
    My Dad used to wrap a few strips around a bird on a spit, tp keep the skin from charring. He would take the bacon off last 30 minutes and let the skin crisp up - was really good. Your way of stuffing under the skin is quite clever. 

    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • I'll give it a try.
    My actuary says I'm dead.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    Genius!  Nice work indeed.  I think the skin was "frying" somewhat in the bacon grease.  Fried and smoked chicken.  I'll say it again...genius!

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

  • BACON!!!  Is there anything it CAN'T do?
    Flint, Michigan
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