Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spatchcock Chicken





Eggtoberfest photos are coming shortly. Meanwhile here's some photos of your correspondent's first Big Green Egg cook. I selected the Spatchcock Chicken recipe found at nakedwhiz.com. The only variation is the use of a plate setter to raise the grate and give indirect heat. And I used a little foil on the plate setter so it wouldn't get saturated with chicken drippins. That offered up a satisfying sizzle.

The finished product wound up being very tender and juicy. There was a definitive smoke flavor that was good, but slightly overpowering. Whether that was a problem with the coals or a product of indirect cooking, further projects will determine.

The challenge was lighting the Egg for the first time and trying to hold a consistent temperature. Thanks to all the support and help from Eggheadforum.com it all went rather smoothly. The photos below show the settings on the Egg used to reach and maintain 350 degrees.

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