We've tried both ways, and won both ways. The details of your cook process are going to determine which will give you a better result.
Don't practice until you get it right; practice until you can't get it wrong.
Don't overthink or undercook.
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180 Chicken -- The Great Vegas Gridiron Grill-Off, Las Vegas, NV 2014
180 Chicken -- Sam's Club National, Bentonville, AR 2013
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