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best chicken ever

post #1 of 11
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I tried smoking an 8 pound chicken today in my new smoke vault.I got a late start on it so I decided to cut out the backbone and butterfly it. Then peel back the skin to apply my rub on the meat then roll it back to season the top. I put the chicken on the center rack in the smoke vault and smoked it using a combination of apple and hickory chips at 300 degrees.2 1/2 hours later I took it out at a temp of 175.I have to say and my family agrees it was some of the best chicken we ever ate.
post #2 of 11
sure sounds good but where are the pics!!
post #3 of 11
I was told once no pics and it didn't happen. But great job and I too love smoked chicken. Next time try two leftovers and smoked chicken salad rock.
points.gif for a newbie even without our q-view.
post #4 of 11
Congratulations on your Smoke. Its great when the family validates your efforts.

post #5 of 11
Sounds great. But it doesn't look so good. Just teasing. Hit us with some qview.
post #6 of 11
Now you know if theres no Qview it didn't happen, But it does sound good thou.
post #7 of 11
Welcome to the spatchcock society.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gificon_smile.gif

For those of you that haven't tried spatching a bird...you are missing out.

My only other advice is to brine that sucker overnight in a little sugar water combined with your favorite rub (plain salt works fine, too).
post #8 of 11
Sounds good but it looks a little pale and bland. Very unpleasing to the eye... Need some qview..
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
sorry there are no pics. havent figured out how to post them yet
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I made some rockin smoked chicken salad with leftovers , thanks for the tip.
post #11 of 11
Nice to read that someone has spatchcocked a bird and really enjoyed the benefits in smoking time. Congrats and making everyone happy with that big chick.
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