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.