Spatchcocked Chicken...... The art.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by maxxrocket, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. 1. Get a whole bird.
    2. Remove backbone.
    3. Remove breastbone.
    4. Work a compound butter under the skin.
    5. Tuck wings and legs.
    6. I use metal skewers to keep everything in place.
    7. Barbecue!
     
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  2. That is the way it is done.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep that's a spatched bird. For step 4 I usually just use a simple rub of SPOG, or inject and I skip step 6.
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking spatchcock.

    Disco
     
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  5. I spatchcocked a chicken last weekend. It turned out great in spite of the temp flair ups.

    Like a noob (idiot), I put a full lit chimney on my charcoal and the temps were up into the 300s at times. Luckily, my pork butt was foiled early so it didn't dry out.

    I haven't seen anything on the process of spatchcocking, but I smoke mine skin side up for the 1st 1/2 hour then onto the skin for the rest of the smoke to keep the juices from flowing out.
     
  6. I don't usually smoke chicken, I barbecue it at around 350 degrees over indirect heat. This keeps the skin crispy. I also place mine skin side up for the 1st 1/2 hour then onto the skin.
     
  7. newsmokeguy

    newsmokeguy Smoke Blower

    does this make it cook faster?
     
  8. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Oh yeah it makes it cook a lot faster.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes it cooks faster and more evenly. Which means it's less likely you will dry out the breasts.
     
  10. Yup - what Case said ^^  The white & dark meat will get done roughly at the same time when you spatch...
     
  11. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    Split on into separate hemispehres. Spatchcoking just sounds nasty.
     
  12. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    Breastes down young man..breastes down the whole time. Try it sometime. You will like it. If it dont work out I will send you five bucks to go buy a new chicken. Let me know.
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice article , Maxrocket. You should post it as a tutorial. Good Q-view.[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  14. You are too kind sir. What do you mean a tutorial? More in depth?
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    An "Article" , look to the top of the page for "Articles" , go there and then copy and paste your work  in the appropriate heading.

    Have fun and . . .
     
  16. Okay. .. Cool.
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Exactly, two ways I do chicken anymore is beer can & spatchy's !! Thumbs Up
     
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