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Spatchcock Chicken | Gateway Drum Smoker

Spatchcock Whole Chicken with an Alabama White Sauce cooked on the Gateway Drum
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chicken
Servings 4 people


Alabama White Sauce Ingredients

  • 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


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



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Keyword Chicken, Whole Chicken
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