Spatchcocked chicken with Q view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by andrewv, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. andrewv

    andrewv Fire Starter

    I picked up a small 4pound chicken the other day and the wife gave me the go ahead for a smoked bird. Ever since spatchcocking my first chicken a few months back, that's the only way I'll smoke an entire bird -- no more beer can chickens for me!

    This is the first shot I took. My wife isn't a fan of a rub on top of BBQ sauce so just rinsed and patted dry for this guy. Tried to maintain a temp of 350 for a crispy skin.

    You can see the skin is starting to crisp up here. Btw, love my igrill device

    Here's the final shot, slathered (read as ruined) with my wife's favorite BBQ sauce.

    Turned out excellent, IMO.

    Thanks for checking it out!
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  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on that chicken.  I'm gonna have to try this.

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking bird! Best way to cook whole poultry.

    Anyone that complains about presentation, hasn't seen a spatched bird!
  4. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Great job! I'm going to have to do that this weekend! Points for helping me figure out Saturday diner!
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  5. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Really nice looking bird.[​IMG]
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job!

    That's the only way we do them too.

    They seem to cook so much more even.

  7. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking bird. That's the way I like 'em. I'll have to try one naked sometime.
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is a nice color on that bird,I may try spatchcocked during the summer

  9. andrewv

    andrewv Fire Starter

    Thanks. I used a combination of hickory and cherry chunks. I used this combo for some whole 13lb turkeys I did when ironing out my thanksgiving day bird I had some great color on that guy too


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