I've been asked to cook whole chicken

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I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by bigbook » July 12th, 2017, 7:32 am

So I'm going to bring them. But my time table is off .I normally cook cut up pieces .
What if ant is the average time on whole birds??

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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by sjb67 » July 13th, 2017, 7:46 pm

I spatchcock mine and normally runs 2-3 hours at 275 for a 3-4# bird.


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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by Rodcrafter » July 15th, 2017, 7:09 am

I don't normally cook whole chicken either I quarter them if there's a lot.


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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by bigbook » August 6th, 2017, 12:10 pm

Ended up cutting them in half. They were so small problem 1 1/2 lbs each I was not cutting them any smaller .
He was happy with the results

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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by Dirtytires » August 8th, 2017, 11:43 pm

Spatchcock...cooks even and faster than whole. (And spatchcock is just a fun word to say!)



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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » August 30th, 2018, 5:34 am

Answering a little late,but I cook whole birds a lot in my 120 RF.Either throw it right in there or,my favorite method,beercan chicken.
Usually takes 3 hours.

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Re: I've been asked to cook whole chicken

Post by JKalchik » August 30th, 2018, 8:51 am

Also very late to the party...... The only way I think I'd cook a whole bird is vertically. My preferred method is spatchcocked, it cooks in half the time, and is a lot more even. Hrrrm.... There's a weekend dinner: Cook's Illustrated roast chicken over mushroom & leek stuffing. I'll make it in a charcoal grill instead of the oven. YUM.


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