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Butt Naked Spatchcock Chicken

The wife and son are not crazy about even crispy skin on the chicken so I figured I would give this a shot.  Anyone ever tried this?

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 3,027
    No, my SWMBO loves the crispy skin
                                                                        
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  • LitLit Posts: 5,848
    Leave the skin then pull it off after cooking it helps to protect the meat.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Like a lit said... The skin can come off later.
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  • Looks just fine to me, with oe without skin. 
    We do a lot of boneless skinless CB, so a skinless spatchcock is not all that different. 
    I do brine it to keep it a tad moister. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,220
    I cook chicken skinless all the time now. Its always moist and juicy if you cook to temp. I wouldn't cook with skin on and then strip the skin off, since that's a waste of rub. Haven't done a skinless spatchcock though, so would love to know how it turns out. 

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  • caliking said:

    I cook chicken skinless all the time now. Its always moist and juicy if you cook to temp. I wouldn't cook with skin on and then strip the skin off, since that's a waste of rub. Haven't done a skinless spatchcock though, so would love to know how it turns out. 

    I agree 100%


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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,711
    edited September 2013

    caliking said:
    I cook chicken skinless all the time now. Its always moist and juicy if you cook to temp. I wouldn't cook with skin on and then strip the skin off, since that's a waste of rub. Haven't done a skinless spatchcock though, so would love to know how it turns out. 
    Not exactly true since I eat any skin that my wife or kids removes from their chicken ;)




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    I always pull the skin back and cover with rub..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • The skinless spatchcock turned out fantastic.  As far as being moist, it was no different than any I have done with the skin on.  The best part was having the rub covering the entire surface of the meat on the bird.  As mentioned above it was really no different than cooking bonless & skinless thighs.  I really like the skin myself, but I was just trying to make it a bit more appetizing for the family.  I will definately do birds this way again from time to time.
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 913
    I'm with you, @Tydfan
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Much healthier I suppose. I'll give them the a shot next time since I'm supposed to be eating healthier these days.
    Dunedin, FL
  • My family is a little weird.  Those who like dark meat, want the skin on.  Those who prefer the breasts like the skin off, so that's how I cook them.  Cut the skin off the breasts but leave on the rest of the chicken.  Still cooking to temp and have had no issue with the breasts and thighs not hitting temp at the same time. 
    Portland, OR
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,711
    edited September 2013
    cfwilen said:
    My family is a little weird.  Those who like dark meat, want the skin on.  Those who prefer the breasts like the skin off, so that's how I cook them.  Cut the skin off the breasts but leave on the rest of the chicken.  Still cooking to temp and have had no issue with the breasts and thighs not hitting temp at the same time. 
    I like skin, but I have no problem with bare breasts.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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