best chicken ever

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by fcb63, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. I tried smoking an 8 pound chicken today in my new smoke vault.I got a late start on it so I decided to cut out the backbone and butterfly it. Then peel back the skin to apply my rub on the meat then roll it back to season the top. I put the chicken on the center rack in the smoke vault and smoked it using a combination of apple and hickory chips at 300 degrees.2 1/2 hours later I took it out at a temp of 175.I have to say and my family agrees it was some of the best chicken we ever ate.
     
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    sure sounds good but where are the pics!!
     
  3. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I was told once no pics and it didn't happen. But great job and I too love smoked chicken. Next time try two leftovers and smoked chicken salad rock.
    [​IMG] for a newbie even without our q-view.
     
  4. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations on your Smoke. Its great when the family validates your efforts.

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  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds great. But it doesn't look so good. Just teasing. Hit us with some qview.
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now you know if theres no Qview it didn't happen, But it does sound good thou.
     
  7. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the spatchcock society.[​IMG][​IMG]

    For those of you that haven't tried spatching a bird...you are missing out.

    My only other advice is to brine that sucker overnight in a little sugar water combined with your favorite rub (plain salt works fine, too).
     
  8. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good but it looks a little pale and bland. Very unpleasing to the eye... Need some qview..
     
  9. sorry there are no pics. havent figured out how to post them yet
     
  10. I made some rockin smoked chicken salad with leftovers , thanks for the tip.
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to read that someone has spatchcocked a bird and really enjoyed the benefits in smoking time. Congrats and making everyone happy with that big chick.
     

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