Smoked Spatchcock Breasts
Costco, packaged under the Kirkland brand, has been growing their own chickens and they're huge! Spatchcocked a chicken and vacuum sealed the separated quarters for a future cook.
Trimmed the spatchcock chicken breasts of any excess skin and fat before peeling back the skin, Rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with my Poultry Seasoning - see page 170 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook or use McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Replaced the skin, rubbed with the olive oil, chicken seasoning, and wrapped in plastic before refrigerating for four hours.
Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill to 180ºF using 100% hard wood CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets.
Smoke the Spatchcocked Chicken Breasts for an hour at 180ºF before increasing the pit temperature to 390ºF. The chicken breasts are cooked when the internal temperature of the breast at the thickest part reaches 170ºF. Rest the Smoked Spatchcock Chicken Breasts loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving ... For planning purposes only - took a total of about 3 hours which includes the preheat time. The 3 hours was due to the enormous size of the breasts - Always cook to an internal temperature - Nothing worse than raw chicken!
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