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Smoked Spatchcock Chicken

Smoked Spatchcock Chicken on a Pellet Grill

A whole chicken is brined, then flattened and smoked on a pellet grill.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 Whole Chicken about 4 pounds
  • 1 gallon Brine
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  • Brine the chicken in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the brine, rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Use scissors to remove the backbone of the chicken and flatten the bird with your hand.
  • Rub the chicken with peanut oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Set your pellet grill to 275F using hickory pellets.
  • Place the chicken on the smoker skin side down.
  • Smoke the chicken for two hours or until an internal temperature of 170-180F is measured in the leg.
Keyword Smoked Spatchcock Chicken