My Mrs. made a grocery run Sunday afternoon and when she got home she told me she got a good buy on whole chicken at her favorite market so she grabbed a couple of em'. The smaller one was about 3.75 lbs. and the larger closer to 5 lbs. I said, "that smaller one has spatchcock written all over it for todays dinner"! Well, it just so happens that I had a fresh batch of Jeff's rub I'd made my way (sorry Jeff, nothing personal but I prefer Chipotle powder to Cayenne) so I spatchcocked his little carcass and after some trimming here and there gave him (or her??) a gentle rinse and pat down followed by a coating of EVOO and a nice layer of the rub, both inside and outside the skin. left it in the fridge for two hrs. for the ingredients to do their magic and fired up the grill to pre-heat a bit. Now... before you all start beating me up about this, I'm going to admit that I used my Char-Broil gas grill. I did so because we had passing T-storms all afternoon and I did not wanna fight my Weber charcoal grill under those conditions. I also decided not to use my MES 30 or my Brinkman electric because it was not my intention to do a slow cook/smoke like I would another time, that's why this is on the "grilling chicken" thread. I did however use my "Poor Man's Smoker" During the grilling/cooking process and this chicken turned out FANTASTIC!! I grilled it at 375 for 35 min. on the first side and 325 on the second side until the internal was 190 degrees. I had to pick it up with two flippers because it was falling off the bone. I also placed a couple large baking potatoes on the grill that the Mrs. coated with oil and dusted with sea salt.
SORRY... but I've attempted to post a pic. of the finished product numerous times, and unless I'm doing something wrong or photobucket has changed things, all I can get to come up is the link to the picture which also opens up my entire photo album, and I'm not gonna do that. IF I get it figured out or IF some good Samaritan here can help, I'll post the pic., otherwise, use your imagination.
ANYWAY...It was complemented by the potatoes, baked beans and a fresh garden salad consisting of leaf lettuce, spinach, beet greens and chopped fresh green onion, all from our garden.
Edited by SMOKIN' BURT - 6/15/15 at 3:39pm