First spatchcock chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sleeknova, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Hello,

    Just finished introducing myself earlier today in welcome forum and decided to fire up my mini this evening and do a chicken. All I can say is amazing flavor and oh so juicy. I am hooked and looking forward to doing something else next weekend. No brine just a simple rub of evoo, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper and cooked at about 325*. Sorry no pics on mini and it cut up since it didn't last very long after the initial cut.

  2. c farmer

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

    Nice. There are alot of mini users here.
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice spatchy !
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome , sleeknova . Missed you intro. , but hope you enjoy your stay.

    Chicken loos good . You good for the Q-view , slow starts are OK...[​IMG]

    Just have fun and. . .
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Spatchy! Nice Smoke and welcome!!
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a good start!! It's funny, I did a spatched chicken the other night. Left for the store to get the chicken around 6 and we were eating by 8. The process is so quick once you've gotten the hang of it I don't really even think about it anymore. But man, the first time I tried it I was a wreck. Probably took me 45 minutes, stabbed myself in the thumb and the bird looked like a crime scene!
  7. smokin sid

    smokin sid Smoke Blower


      That chicken looks really tasty , I have never heard of the term "spatched" before.

    Can someone please explain what this term means and is "spatching" only used for chicken

    exclusively? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.     

                                                                                        Happy Smoking

                                                                                           Smokin Sid
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Sid,
    Spatchcocked or spatched for short is simply a chicken that has had the backbone and the keelbone cut out and is laid out flat. It's also referred to as butterflied. It helps the chicken (or any bird really) cook more quickly and evenly.
  9. Great looking bird, loving the color. Nice cook. CF
  10. smokin sid

    smokin sid Smoke Blower

    Thank you Mdboatbum!

         With all the cook books I have , I have never seen the term Spatchcocked or spatched. Thank you for taking the time to answering my question.

    I have to admit ,I felt a little silly asking that question. But, if I don't ask, I will never know.

     Time to make my shopping list!

                                                                                                                                                            Happy Smoking

                                                                                                                                                                Smokin Sid
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you don't ask you'll never know!! I had to ask when I didn't know.
  12. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And there's still a LOT I don't know!!

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