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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,

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

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks great Al!

    Points!
     
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Wow!![​IMG]

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

    Points to you & to Judy!!

    Bear
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    outstanding!
     
  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

    Richie
     
  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru 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.

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    Gary
     
  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!

    Al
     
  9. pc farmer

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

    Yea, gonna try this. Looks great.

    Points.
     
  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!

    Al
     
  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!!

    Al