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BIG BOB GIBSON'S BAR-B-QUE CHICKEN - Big Green Egg Version

  Date: August 02, 2012
  Favorite: Poultry
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My new Big Green Egg was delivered and set up 4 days earlier than I expected. I wanted to make something on it that day, but I had some limitations. First I was short for time, so it had to be a quick to make recipe. Secondly the wool gasket needs to get broken in at or below 400 degrees for several cooks. I wanted to do indirect for my first cook. Those requirements made me think chicken. A couple months ago I made Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que Chicken-a spatchcocked chicken with a famous white BBQ sauce. I had some issues with the sauce not sticking to the chicken and I wanted to do a do-over. The spatchcocked chicken was very moist when prepared on the gas grill. One of the things people say about the BGE is the foods come out very moist due to the great seal you get when you cook.

So I prepared the recipe identically to the way I made it two months ago, right down to buying the same brand and line and weight of whole chicken. The only thing I did a little differently was when I flipped the chicken and brushed it with olive oil. The first time around I was unsure of the cooking time, so I flipped it a little past the halfway pint. This time around I knew how long it should take, so I flipped it exactly halfway through. I also went a little easier on the vegetable oil. I figured less oil done midway would be more cooked off than before. To cut to the chase, the white BBQ sauce did cling better. But the big take away from this inaugural run of the Egg was how amazingly moist this chicken was. It was the moistest piece of chicken I've ever eaten. So my first cook on the BGE was s big success. It took a great recipe and elevated it to a new level. This is a great start
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Big Green Egg Website
Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book:
Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que Chicken - Page 119
Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que White Sauce - Page 218

Here’s a similar recipe from Men's Health website: BIG BOB GIBSON'S HICKORYSMOKED CHICKEN WITH WHITE SAUCE.
Grill:
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Big Green Egg

Smoked Roasted:

Using the Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
Gear:
  • BGE Plate Setter (Legs Up)
  • BGE S-S Grill Grid
  • SR 19" Locking Tongs
  • Wicked Good Weekend Warrior Lump Charcoal