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Spatchcock Chicken Recipe on the Gateway Drum Smoker

August 10, 2021

Spatchcock Chicken Recipe on the Gateway Drum Smoker




  • 2 cups Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 cup prepared Horseradish
  • 2 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp spicy Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Jalapeño Rub
  • 1 tbsp Sugar


  1. Remove chicken from packaging, dry off.
  2. Cut out the backbone of the chicken to spatchcock.
  3. Remove the innards of the chicken.
  4. Coat the chicken in olive oil.
  5. Season chicken with Heath Riles BBQ Chicken Rub and Heath Riles BBQ Pecan Rub or seasoning of your choice.
  6. Put chicken on the cooker, we used the Gateway Drum Smoker and cooked at 300º.
  7. Flip chicken at the one hour mark and check the temperature, ours was around 130º.
  8. Flip chicken again after 30 minutes and pull at 160º-165º.
  9. Allow chicken to rest. Top with Alabama White Sauce if you wish, recipe above.
  10. ENJOY!

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