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Spatchcocked chicken for a Pot pie, lots of qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by SmokinAl, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nothing better than a good chicken pot pie with a crispy crust. Picked up a 6 lb chicken. Should be good for 3 or 4 meals.

    Started out with Carrots, celery, onions, & garlic.

    Added some chicken broth.

    Then put a bunch of garlic & butter underneath the skin.

    Dusted the bird with Montreal chicken seasoning.

    Into the smoker with red oak, running about 225.

    Took about 3 hours to get to 160 IT. Let it rest for 1/2 hour.

    Onto the board for some surgery.

    Save the pan juice for stock.

    Took the skin off and added it to the stock pan.

    Had a couple of Judy's buns we toasted with some garlic & parm.

    We ate the thighs & legs for dinner with rice & veggies and the toasted buns.

    I like BBQ sauce on mine.

    Judy likes it plain.

    Next put the bones & carcass in the stock & boiled it down.

    Strained it.

    Ended up with about 4 cups of smokey chicken stock.

    Put it in the fridge to cool, then skimmed the fat off.

    Froze 2 cups & kept 2 cups for the gravy for the pot pie.

    Steamed some mixed veggies. Chopped some celery, onions, & red potatoes.

    Two cups of broth for the gravy.

    Mixed about 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2, a little flour, & cornstarch with the broth. 

    Got the filling ready to go & filled up the pie.

    Baked the bottom half of the crust in the oven. We cheated, we bought a Marie Callander pie crust instead of making one from scratch.

    Had too much filling so we saved it for pouring over some toasted rolls later.

    Put the top crust on & brushed it with egg. Also put 3 slices in the top. Baked at 375 for about 50 minutes.

    Out of the oven.

    Rested it for 15 minutes, then the first slice.

    This was a good one, great flavor, with just enough smoke flavor. Not overpowering.

    I will definitely be doing this again. 

    Thanks for looking,

    GaryHibbert, b-one, pc farmer and 7 others like this.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks great Al!

  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That looks Mighty Tasty from my house, Al !![​IMG][​IMG]

    Points to you & to Judy!!

  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh man.... That looks so good!  point! b
  6. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al that looks great,I made a Turkey pot pie Wed. we use left overs My gravy thickened more then I like,but tasted good.I like the shot of yours just enough running on to the plate. Points

  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great AL.  The chicken would be delish, but the chicken pot pie.....................I just love chicken pot pie, and yours looks outstanding.


  8. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the kind words and the points!

  9. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yea, gonna try this. Looks great.

  10. b-one

    b-one Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! If you dusted that bird I would hate to see a heavy coat!:biggrin:
  11. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Al, that's the best chicken pot pie I've ever seen!     Book marking the post so I can make it later on.    Great job.
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot guys!

    I appreciate the points too!

  13. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Wow, looks awesome Al ! My kind of meal ! Thumbs Up
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya know for a week I have been thinking about a pot pie. That sure looks good!

    I know it is a difference in times but who would ever consider a 6 lb bird a fryer? LOL  I get 'em every week, its about all you can get here. So with chicken prices, oxtail prices, liver prices, belly prices, I can see a lot more prime ribs.in the future! LOL
  15. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sorry I'm a little late thanking you guys, but with Judy's knee and all I've been a little busy.

    Thanks Justin & Kevin!!