Forever spatchcocking chickens...no q view

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by fwismoker, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    This is mostly for UDS folks/wsm mini owners or anyone that cooks directly over the coals with out baffles out bowls that catch all the drippings.

    I smoke birds all the time ..cook 325, never brine and they always turn out incredible. This weekend I took the drum to friends for a cook out and decided to spatchcock 3 birds vs whole. ...No I didn't have my camera but you've seen enough of my chickens)))

    Long story short cooking chickens over coals produces a lot of smoke with all that grease but with 3 spatchcocked birds it looked like smoke from a forest fire coming out the vents...LOVED IT!!

    I always get good smoke flavor but spatchcocking took it to a whole other level. Moral of the story..UDS owners spatch your birds!!!
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Spatching is one of my favorite ways to cook chicken! What happened to using the mini???
     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, spatchcocking is the way to go! I like to remove the keel bone and ribs as well. I love the looks on my guests' faces when I carve the chicken at the table in about 10 seconds.
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    They asked me to do a third bird so the chickens went on the drum and corn, onions, potatoes and green beans went on the mini!

    The mini mod I did won't go to waste though...especially doing a couple of pork butts!
     
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Case take the terra pot out for a spatchcock if you haven't done so!
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The last couple that I have done I have only used the steamer tray as a diffuser, and ran the smoker at 325*-350*. I was going to do one tonight but I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer. May have to just go buy one!
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Dude one of the quarters fell off wile trying to remove the birds...that's always a crowd pleaser when they see it fall apart right in front of them...lol

    I've been getting Tyson all [email protected] Aldi for about $5...can't beat it
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, the "Ooos and Aaaahhhs" when you pull a fall apart Bird off... great!!! BUT...

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    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013

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