Smoked Maple BBQ Spatchcocked Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bummed, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    This was another first for me, first full chicken and spatchcocked. I took this off Jeff's recipe. I got a heck of deal and couldn't pass it up.

    First I spatchcocked it and brined it overnight in water, kosher salt and dark brown sugar. I definitely need to get some good shears.

    Took it out in the morning and rinsed it off and let it air dry in the fridge for a couple hours. Applied the pure maple syrup and sprinkled it with bourbon brown sugar seasoning.

    Got the smoker ready at 250 and filled the chip tray with Maple and a bit of Pecan.

    Let it smoke for an hour and put my new iGrill2 to use, 1 in the breast and 1 in the thigh. Applied my first basting of maple syrup and spice. It ended up taking 4 hours but it was so worth it.

    Pictures really don't show just how juicy it was. Can't wait to have leftovers!
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  2. pit 4 brains

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

    Nice work, great lookin bird!
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice bird. I spatch 99% of the whole birds I smoke.
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  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! If you try brining I put a quarter cup of syrup in brine once it came threw on the chicken really well.
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  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking chicken!

    It looks delicious!


  6. Looks awesome. Great job
  7. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys, I am really lovin' this smoking thang!
  8. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Had some leftover chicken so I made up some Publix Buffalo Chicken Dip, it was amazing!


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