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Simple Spatchcock Tip

BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
edited 7:10AM in EggHead Forum
Last night I did a spatchcocked chicken and I did something I never thought of trying before. Before I cut the backbone out I cut the wings off. When I cooked the bird, I put the wings on at the same time, and had a nice snack before the rest of the bird was done.

I don't know if something like this has been posted before, but I think the final cooked bird is easier to deal with without the wings, and you get a little appetizer before the meal is ready. I'll probably do all of my spatchcock chickens this way from now on.


  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    If I did that I would be in a heap of dung. The wings are my wifes favorite chicken parts. She says it's like a mixture of white and dark meat together.
  • BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
    You can cut the wings off, cook them seperately and serve them to your wife while the rest of the bird cooks.
  • AuntieEggerAuntieEgger Posts: 258
    NO WAY!!!! You would put a wingless bird on the table for supper!!!! :ohmy:

    MMmm that’s just not right and it may even be against the law

    Given the fact that the 4 of us fight about who’s turn it is to get the wings ,, if there were no wings what would we squabble about? :unsure:

    Heck that would take the fun out of supper time :evil:

  • BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
    IMHO, the wings are a special treat, reserved for the chef, for him or her to eat while cooking. :evil:

    When I cook a spatchcocked chicken, the leg quarters usually come apart from the rest of the bird while cooking. The final cooked chicken is served in three or more pieces (sometimes I split the main part of it into two breasts).
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    Another solution: Cook a slew of wings! Here are my favorite chicken parts:

    1) The 2 little nodules on the back (some call them "oysters")

    2) Thighs

    3) Wings
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    I love wings. In my house no one gets them unless I ok it....and since I'm doing the cooking and cutting they are gone before they hit the table
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