First spatchcock chicken on Weber 22.5 Kettle Grill.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ptcruiserguy, May 14, 2014.

  1. Hey everyone, been a long time since I posted something I am doing on here.

    I decided tonight I was going to cook a whole chicken.

    So first I spatchcocked it, then put it in brine for about 4 hrs.

    Brine consisted of

    Kosher Salt, Brown Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Cajun Seasoning

    Franks Hot Sauce, and Poultry Seasoning.

    Here they are out of the brine and rinsed off.



    I then put some EVOO on it and then rubbed it down with Weber's Kickin' Chicken Rub



    Set my Weber 22.5 Kettle Grill up for minion method and using Cherry wood chips,

    When temp got to 275 I put on the Chicken.


    Now all I have to do is wait it out and hopefully will have a good smoked chicken. Temp is holding 

    pretty good at 277 


    and got just a hint of TBS comming from the grill


    oh well, can't see it very good in this picture. But it's there.
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Stranger!![​IMG]

    Great Start !!!  Be back tomorrow for the Grand Finale!!!  Gotta go.

    Bear
     
  3. c farmer

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

    I am watching.      [​IMG]
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great so far ! Thumbs Up
     
  5. Okay and here is the Chicken (Started cutting and remembered Ohhh Chit, need pics.



    this chicken was really juicy and had a great taste (from the brine).

    Wasn't too keen on Weber's Kickin' Chicken (won't do that again [​IMG])

    All in all I think this was a successful smoke in my ole weber 22.5 Kettle.

    Thanx for lookin all

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking chicken! Bet it tasted great.

    Disco
     
  7. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    they don't lie when say is kick in!
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great From My House, Mike!!![​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Bear
     
  9. Thanx all. The chicken was great. Nice flavor from brine, but that Weber Kickin' Chicken 

    was way too much. Even for me. Next time I will try something milder... lol

    Thanx Again,

    Happy Smokin

    Mike
     
  10. I use that one once in awhile as well. It is a little strong for some of the tastebuds around home. So now when I want to use it, I put it in the brine instead. Still get the flavour, but not the burn. Nice job
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  11. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    I prefer to do my chickens in the Weber kettle.   Nice lookin bird!
     
  12. Thanks for the great Idea there V8trdude. I just might have to 

    try it that way next time.

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     

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