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Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerGinger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken,  we love grilled chicken; and doing another Spatchcock Chicken was easy and flavorful. It was simple enough for a weeknight dinner and pretty enough for company. We served it with our twice baked potatoes and fresh steamed asparagus with a bit of butter. Spatchcock Chicken is simple and easy to do on the Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A spatchcocked chicken

A spatchcock, otherwise known as “spattlecock”, is poultry or game that has been prepared for roasting or grilling by removing the backbone, and sometimes the sternum of the bird and flattening it out before cooking.[1] The preparation of a bird in such a manner for cooking may also be known as butterflying the bird. The term “spatchcock” is used when the backbone is removed, whether or not the sternum is removed. Removing the sternum allows the bird to be flattened more fully.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes @ 150 degrees (65c) smoke 45 minutes @ 350 degrees (177c) Grill
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Southern Pecan

Ingredients: Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken

Directions: Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken

Lay your bird out and Spatchcock it. Then season it with your GMG Roasted Garlic & Chipotle Seasoning Blend. That’s it, you’re ready for the grill. I smoked this one at 150 degrees (65c) smoke 45 minutes before I turned up the heat. Then, another 45 minutes @ 350 degrees (177c) until I reached an internal temp around 170 degrees (77c).

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerSpatchcock the Chicken

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerSeason Both Sides of Your Bird

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

In the Smoke on My Grill Grates with the GMG Meat Probe

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 (230c) for a quick cleaning burn.

I like to smoke everything for at least 30 minutes with an hour being even better. After all the Green Mountain wood pellet grill/smoker is a awesome smoker so use it for all the wood smoke flavor it will add to your food.

So, after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down to 150 degrees (65c) to smoke. Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so. This is referred to as “Smoking” or “Hot Smoking”, the temperature is 150 degrees (65c). 45 minutes of smoking is not enough to have any cooking effect on your meat but it is enough to open the pores so that the meat can pick up all the flavor of the smoke.

After 45 minutes, turn the (Temperature Control) up to 350 degrees (177c). With the chicken skin side down on the Grill Grates for 20 minutes or so with a quarter turn at the half way point before flipping it over. Sauce before flipping, then sauce and grill until the chicken reaches an internal temp around 170 degrees (77c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. Keep in mind that it will continue cooking for another 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps. 

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

Grill Grates on My GMG Jim Bowie

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Green Mountain grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels. I did 45 minutes here at 350 (174c) internal temp around 170 degrees (77c).

Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerLet’s Eat!

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Memphis, Royall, Traeger pellet grills, Char-Griller, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Pizza Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken
Recipe Type: Chicken
Cuisine: American BBQ
Author: Chef Ken
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Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken, we love grilled chicken; and doing another Spatchcock Chicken was easy and flavorful. It was simple enough for a weeknight dinner and pretty enough for company. We served it with our twice baked potatoes and fresh steamed asparagus with a bit of butter. Spatchcock Chicken is simple and easy to do on the Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker.
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (this one was 7.6 lbs.)
  • Grandville’s Ginger Glaze
  • GMG Roasted Garlic & Chipotle Seasoning Blend
Instructions
  1. Lay your bird out and Spatchcock it. Then season it with your GMG Roasted Garlic & Chipotle Seasoning Blend. That’s it, you’re ready for the grill. I smoked this one at 150 degrees (65c) smoke 45 minutes before I turned up the heat. Then, another 45 minutes @ 350 degrees (177c) until I reached an internal temp around 170 degrees (77c).

 

 

Ginger Glazed Spatchcock Chicken 1

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