BDSkelly ~ Spatchcock Vaquero Chicken on the Mini Weber Smokey Mountain MWSM

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    A well cooked spatchcocked chicken always makes for a great looking presentation at the dinner table. This bird was dusted with a traditional poultry rub and additional  ancho chili powder, comino (cumin), cracked black pepper and garlic powder. 

    Served with sliced lime wedges for a great fresh flavor. 


    I'm starting off with  whole  young roasting hen. This one is 6 pounds.

    Remember we are working with a raw bird here. Cleanliness really counts. Please make sure you thoroughly clean all working tools and surfaces after you prep your bird. 


    Simply cut the spine out of the bird. When you spread the bird apart you'll see the center keel bone or breast plate bone. Some folks simply cut through it, I remove the bone and get it out of the way. 


    Gently lift the skin from the breast meat and insert 2 pats of butter on each side. 


    Dust the bird on both sides and put into the refrigerator for about an hour. 


    Time to fire up your Mini. Ive got about 15 or 20 briquettes in the chimney. 


    Half of the charcoal basket is filled with unlit briquettes. This will give a long steady burn for this cook. I'm using Apple Chips for smoke.


    A properly spatchcocked 6 pound bird is a perfect fit for your mini. 


    Slow steady Thin Blue Smoke throughout your cook. Regulate your temps between 225 and 250. Time should be around 3 hours. Always test your internal meat temperature. The bird should reach 165 degrees at the breast.  



     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  2. Brian

    That is a fine looking yard bird. Very nice color.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Spatchy! POINTS!
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! I'm guessing the side dish was Corona:biggrin:
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Totally Awesome, Brian!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Beautiful Job!![​IMG]--------------------------------------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much David.  Hope all is well! B
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Looks great and nice presentation. I have a chicken thawing for tomorrow. Will do this recipe for sure. Points.
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the points Case! b
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You bet B... The best thing to wash down this chicken is a Corona! b
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the points Bear. Hope all is well! b
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you for the kind words my friend! 
     
  12. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Wow that looks great! Points.
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice & tasty lookin spatchy B ! Thumbs Up
     
  14. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Brian!  Looks delicious Brother!  One of my favorite ways to do a bird...

    [​IMG]

    Red
     
  15. tjwheels

    tjwheels Fire Starter

    Nice looking bird and great details on your smoke! I'm going to give this one a try tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I appreciate the points my friend. Thank you ! B
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Justin.  And thank you! b
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great cook.
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdy Red!  Thanks for taking a peek.  And thank you for the points! b
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very easy to do TJ.  Please post yours!
     

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