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Old 06-29-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default A Tale of Two Spatchcocks

I started with a couple of innocent yardbirds from Sams.



I spatchocked the birds.



Then I removed the breast bone and cartilege and halved them.



For one of the birds, I made a fairly standard overnight brine.





For the other bird, I used an injection/marinade.





I rinsed them thoroughly and rubbed them with Cimmaron Docs Sweet Rub.







I then harnessed the power of my rotisserie smoker (used cherry for the smoke). I had the DigiQ set for a pit temp of 300F.



After 1 hour, I flipped the birds.



After 2 hours and 170F internal, I put the birds in a chaffing pan with Parkay and Stubbs Chicken Marinade and covered with foil.



I placed the chaffing pan on the cool side of my cooker at a grate temp of 175F. After 90 minutes, I decided it was time to pull them off and prepare them for serving.







Both chickens were delicious but I strongly favored the injected/marinaded one. I served them with potato salad and homemade blackberry cobbler in a vanilla creme rum anglaise sauce.





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Old 06-29-2008, 02:35 AM   #2
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Well fark, I was doing so good with not being hungry tonight, now I have to eat something. Unfortunately I don't have any of that.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:40 AM   #3
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MAN!!!!!!!! I hope you saved me some!! THATS SOME GOOD LOOKIN EATS!!!

What did you use in the brine & marinade??
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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I just got home from a baseball game where I was fed the worst hamburgers in the entire world.

And this is what I have to look at. Amazing job...
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:40 AM   #5
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Fantastic looking meal!!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:14 AM   #6
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That's some good looking yardbird.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:18 AM   #7
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That looks so good,and i think i could hurt somebody over that cobbler!! :)
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:32 AM   #8
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What a way to wake up! Now I'm really hungry! That all looks great, Paul, but the cobbler really caught my eye
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That looks great, Nice pics!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:51 AM   #10
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Hmmmmmm. Chicken.


Looks great, I need to do one sometime.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
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Absolutely beautiful. Nice job Paul, you got my mouth watering. I know they had to taste as good as they lookid.
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Vanilla creme rum anglaise sauce? You are so foo foo, Paul.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:40 AM   #13
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That is some damn good looking chicken!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #14
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That was one of the best looking plates I've seen here in a while. Great job.
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OMG those chickens look fantastic! Great job!!
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