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Spatchcock Yums

DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
edited 11:06AM in EggHead Forum
I decided to cook a couple of chickens spatchcock style today. I cooked them indirect at 225 for about 5.5 hours and finishing them at 300 for the last 30min. They were unbelievably juicy and plump. A really good meal for a Tuesday. ;)

First I had to get me lady fired up...


Wood Chips be a soakin...

The chickens were rubbed with a BBQ seasoning mixture and EVOO the night before (Sorry forgot pics). I unwrapped them and placed them in position...

After 5 hours it was time for BBQ sauce. I only sauced 1 leaving the other wanting...



Finished. The sauced up chicken was turned a couple of times between 1st app and the end.

After resting and after giving the knife for all of it's bad behavior... :P
First the BBQ



Now the lonely one...


Plated with the standard at my house, Green Beans and Mashed Potato's.

It was a dreary looking day today in Lawrenceville and probably most of North Georgia. I egged on anyways and produced a wonderful meal.

Peace :woohoo:
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  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Spatchcock has to be one of the best cooks on the egg. Almost impossible to mess it up. Low and slow or quick at 450. Great looking birds!

  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    The tuna burgers were a tough act to follow but this chicken looks great. I never thought of doing chicken at 225 for that many hours. Is there really that noticeable of a difference compared to cooking it at higher temp for a shorter time?
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    I have done it both ways. If I have the time I will do low and slow because I believe it finishes twice as juicy than hot and fast. It is like filling a water balloon, if you go fast it bursts pretty quick but if you fill it up slowly you can get in the maximum amount of fluid before it bursts. But there are plenty of times especially during the week that I can't cook except fast because of the usual's like work, daughters soccer practice and such.
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  • AlwaysGolfAlwaysGolf Posts: 704
    Looks good, I usually only do the hot and fast. But one weekend will definitely have to try the low and slow.
  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    Very nice!

    Spatchcock is definitely one of the best! Yours look great!
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