BDSkelly ~ Quick Spatchcocked Chicken on the MINI !

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, May 1, 2016.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So.... I was left home alone on Saturday. Mrs. BD went on a girls trip with her sister and my daughter.  I've been traveling a lot and had a ton of chores to do around the ponderosa anyway.

    I needed something easy and didn't need much attention.  Chicken on the  steady as a rock Mini fit the bill. 











    Thanks for taking a look friends.

    B
     
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Brian that looks great I'd eat it Have my WSM set up like my mini now Points

    Richie
     
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie!   You have your WSM set up like your Mini?  How so brother?  

    ....Most have their mini set up  like their WSM!  

    [​IMG]

    B
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful bird. B. Its been too long since I used my mini.
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice mini smoke b ! Thumbs Up
     
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome looking bird, Brian. Points for a quick, easy cook. :points:
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Brian I did away with the water pan.I only did 2 smokes so far and I like it.

    Richie


    The backets will be next to go, I will do a post when I finish my mods
     
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  8. Nice Chicken there Brian,  always great color looks mighty tasty,  Great job my friend  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  9. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    And so it is for the yard bird if you can actually find one that was raise that way. But in any even they still taste good fine looking cook BD  [​IMG]

    Warren
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam! Not bad for an easy smoke. Hit the spot while the missus was away!  Brian 
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Justin!  Not a big fuss on this smoke. But man it was really a good bird. b
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Joe. Plenty of leftovers for tortilla soup tomorrow. b
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now you've got me thinking! point! b
     
  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking bird!
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Gary! I watched that IT. 165 IT at the breast and then let her sit for a bit made for a very moist bird.  This was a "free range" chicken.  I'm not sure being "free" how it found itself on my smoker.... But happy it did! B
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Warren! I appreciate the kind words. This bird was free range organic.  Honestly I think the ones shot full of hormones always tasted better!  LOL  b
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice bird Brian. What was your smoke, its a pretty color, post oak maybe?

    It was just a smoked chicken kinda weekend. Great job sir. 

    That shreded chicken, tacos? enchilladas? BBQ sammies? Ooooo... smoked chicken salad? Gumbo? 

    Inquiring minds want to know!
     
  18. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Beautiful bird Brian! Nice going my friend! Thumbs Up

    Red
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kev. you've got a great eye my friend.  Those are indeed oak chips.  And that color on the bird is from oak.  One of my projects while the missus was away was to saw / split more post oak for the BIG smoker (AKA Locomotive Breath).

    Those are chips from my chopping. I gathered a few handfuls and tossed em in the beer cooler ( by that time was empty). 

    The color was okay.  But not as near as pretty as yours turned out.

    Here:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/245794/chicken-flock-foamheart/20#post_1557910

    You've got a good point about the rub on the skin diminishing the appearance. I look at mine, then yours and the difference is clear. b
     
  20. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Nice bird you have there!

     
    Last edited: May 1, 2016

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