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Monday, March 26, 2012

Barbecued 3 Eyz Chicken

The noble chicken! Where would humanity be without the heralded "yard" bird? Chicken is a delicious and low fat alternative to pork and beef and it can be perfectly barbecued in as little as two hours. Here is an easy recipe for some really delicious barbecued chicken. This is what you will need:

A 3 1/2 to 4 pound whole chicken
Award Winning 3 Eyz Barbecue Spice Rub
A grill/smoker setup for indirect heat at 325 degrees F

1.) Spatchcock the chicken. By that I mean, remove it's backbone, make a cut long ways through the breast bone from the body cavity side of the chicken, then press the chicken down flat. Look at the photo above. That's what a spatchcocked chicken looks like.

2.) Apply an even coat of 3 Eyz rub all over the chicken. I also like to push my fingers between the chicken skin and the breast and thigh meat to separate them enough to get some rub under the skin.

3.) Put the chicken in your grill/smoker. Set it up for indirect cooking with a temperature of 325 degrees F.

4.) After about 90 minutes, check the internal temperature of the chicken in the breast and the thighs. The minimum internal temperature that I like to cook chicken to is about 180 degrees F.

5.) Keep in mind that barbecued chicken meat tends to be pinkish or red. That doesn't mean that the chicken isn't done. That's also why it's best to use an accurate meat thermometer to test the internal temperature. One other way to tell if barbecued chicken is done is to dab a clean, white napkin or paper towel in the juices. If you don't see any color in the juices absorbed by the napkin, it's ready to eat.

6.) Once the chicken is done, remove it from the smoker and enjoy!

3 Eyz Award Winning Spice Rub

You can purchase 3 Eyz rub at better barbecue stores and online at the 3 Eyz Spice Rubs and Competition Team website.

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