Spatchcock Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by vinny mozz, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. vinny mozz

    vinny mozz Fire Starter

    I am loving the Lang 36 stretch. I've been on it every weekend since I got it. Check out those sexy legs

     
  2. smokinal

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

    Nice!!

    Al
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking chickens,great looking smoker!Thumbs Up
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking birds and smoker. Thumbs Up
     
  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice birds.  I'm thinking you're loving the Lang.

    Gary
     
  6. vinny mozz

    vinny mozz Fire Starter

    Very much so. Holds the temp on point. Great investment.
     
  7. tikigriller

    tikigriller Smoke Blower

    Ok....I was searching for "How" to Spatchcock a chicken and didn't find anything.  (Hard to search well and work at the same time), but since this was one of the more recent threads, I thought I would just ask here......

    How do you spatchcock a Chicken or Turkey?  And in a GMG-DB, do I still want to put a drip tray under the rack for the chicken, or do I just let it drip on the shield and run into the bucket?  (My ignorance never would have even thought to put anything under the chicken to catch grease)

    Brand new to this world, so it creates for simple questions--(not stupid questions-LOL)  Ya ain't stupid if ya don't know!
     
  8. tikigriller

    tikigriller Smoke Blower

    Update....found time to catch a quick video on spatchcook process...so new question, as after reading stuff here, my plans to beer can a chicken on Wednesday have switched to Spatchcocking one...what temp do you recommend to use to make sure I get a good crispy skin?  Any tricks up your sleeves to make sure I get a crispy skin?
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    325-350 also air dry the bird overnight if possible in the fridge. If not hit it with a hair dryer on low right before putting it on the smoker.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2016
  10. tikigriller

    tikigriller Smoke Blower

    So I see the temp range a lot from everyone.  What is the deciding factor in figuring out if it should be 325 or 350?  Is it weather related?  Grill related?  Something to watch for while thfood is cooking to decide what temp to be at?  (ok...so THOSE may be dumb questions)
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For me it's more of where the smoker settles in at. I know that between 325-350 I can get crispy skin.

    If you look at oven roasted bird recipes you will see temps ranging from 350-425. I feel comfortable that I will get crispy skin at 325-350 and still get good smokey flavor.

    Another trick to try is to rub the bird wth a couple tablespoons of kosher salt prior to drying the skin. You can even mix in a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder. This will really help remove the moisture. Especially if you only have a few hours to dry the bird.
     

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