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Spatchcock Chicken

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Spatchcock Chicken

The "Spatchcock" technique allows for a quicker, more uniform cook to a whole chicken. With a little extra prep you can spread out the cooking surface and feed your guests in no time. Throw on some Rock's Anytime & Rock's Citrus and then kick it up a notch with some Rock's Irish Whiskey BBQ Sauce to finish it off!
QUICK RECIPE: Spatchcock chicken, smoked at 375° for 75 minutes, rest and serve
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Rest 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbeque
Servings 5 people
Calories 43 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Before you begin to spatchcock your whole chicken, set your Traeger Timberline 1300 smoker to 375° and allow to come to temp.
    Smoked Q Traeger Timberline 1300
  • NOTE: For this recipe we used the new Traeger Meat Church pellets
    1/4 bag Traeger Meat Church Pellets
    Meat Church-Deckman Pellets

Spatchcock Technique

  • Spatchcock is a technique used to spread out the birds cooking surface. To begin, flip the bird breast side down.
    1 whole Chicken
  • Locate the spine, and take a pair of cooking shears to cut along the right side of the backbone.
  • After cutting all the way along the backbone, switch to the left side and cut out the entire backbone, then discard.
  • Next make a small incision in the middle of the breast bone. Then flip the bird over and lay it breast side up.
  • Now take the palm of your hand and apply some pressure to the bird to separate the breast bone, thus laying the bird "flat".

Cook

  • With the bird prepped, pat dry with a paper towel. This will allow for a crispy skin.
  • Next apply a 2 to 1 ratio of our Rock's Anytime Spice Blend and our Rock's Citrus Spice Blend.
    2 tbsp Rock's Anytime Spice Blend, 1 tbsp Rock's Citrus Spice Blend
  • With the birds prepped and your smoker to temp, place the bird directly on the grate but spread them out "flat".
  • Allow to cook for about 75 minutes, until the internal temp on the breast reaches 162-163°
    Spatchcock Chicken on the Smoker
  • When at temp, pull the bird off and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes to serve to your guests.
    Spatchcock Chicken Finished

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spatchcock Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
43
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
70
mg
3
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Poultry, Rock’s Anytime Spice Blend, Rock’s Citrus Spice Blend
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