Herb Buttered Spatchcock Chicken – Best Made with Pellet Grills and Smokers

spatchcock chicken

Days are gone when we completely depend on an oven to prepare a dish. Though the history of grills in the United States is quite rich and an inseparable part of culture, still, it took time to gain mass popularity. Once people started to become accustomed to this cooking device, the cuisine of the country got new culinary inventions. Such a mouthwatering dish to the taste buds is Spatchcock Chicken. How you can cook it using pellet grills and smokers and make an instant party hit? Follow the recipe.


  • Chicken

  • One stick of butter

  • Two tablespoons of garlic powder

  • Two tablespoons of chipotle chili powder

For Taste:

  • Thyme

  • Basil

The Process

Take a sharp butchers knife start scoring a line down the middle of the backbone of the bird. Once you are done with scoring the line, press it firmly into the bird and start slicing it through the middle. Repeat the process on the opposite side. Remove all excess fat and spread the chicken so that it can lay flat.

Next melt one stick of butter and pour it into the mixing bowl. Now add garlic powder and chipotle chili powder and keep on whisking until those mixes together well. Now you have your injection seasoning ready.

Fill the injector with this seasoning and inject it to the chicken breast. Inject two to three times until you feel that is swelling up. Also, inject it into the thighs and legs. Next sprinkle thyme and basil on the top surface to add taste.

pellet grill and smoker

Now set your pellet grill and smoker to the 275 degree and place the chicken on the grates. Let it cook for 45 minutes to keep the moisture and to seal the juicy flavor and to absorb smoke. After this initial 45 minutes, check internal temperature and raise the heat to 350 degree and keep it for another one hour. Now check the internal temperature again and place it to 165 degree.

Place the chicken on a flat surface and wait for a few minutes to lock all juices and then serve it.

This dish is done the best when you use pellet grills and smokers. You can try other devices also but there you will not be allowed to set temperature as per requirement. For making other fun and sumptuous dishes, buy your grill from American Propane today.