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Any difference between spatchcock and split half chickens?

Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,234
i always spatchcock since that's how I learned from y'all. But I cut it up after cooking- so any difference doing split halves instead?
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,409
    Not much difference 
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  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Yea...half a chicken 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    I haven't tried it, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't turn out just like spatched chick.

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,064
    Spatchcock, leap frog and chicken halves will cook almost identical as long as each is laying flat. 
    The advantage of cooking halves instead of leap frog or spatchcock is you can fit more of them on the cooking grid. 

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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    Half is how I do chickens now that we are just the two of us. They cook the same as whole spatchcock chicken
  • Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,234
    Thanks guys. My thinking was halved seemed easier to move than the full chicken flopping around. Trying halves today!
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  • rifrenchrifrench Posts: 220
    I have started cooking the leg quarters, wings and breast halves in lieu of spatching.

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