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Did the spatchcock chicken wrong and it still turned out great.

So my mind was somewhere else and I mindlessly cut the bird between the breasts instead of cutting out the backbone. Seasoned with Weber Salt Free Chicken Seasoning and cooked indirect at 350 with a little bit of apple wood. Taste was great and spatching on the wrong side made no difference at all in the long run. Tasty and colorful bird.


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  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,102
    Looks great!  I think it’s kind of like the right Twix vs the Left Twix thing...
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    You're not the first - or the last - to do that. I haven't yet, but I won't be surprised if it happens. Glad it worked out. =)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 759
    Easier to cut that way!
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
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  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    SamIAm2 said:
    Easier to cut that way!
    I think you are right.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770
    Definitely easier and if you ever decide to go half-cocked (defined here:http://www.nakedwhiz.com/halfc.htm ) it is much easier to start with the breast cut then just take out the back-bone.  
    All's well that eats well.  Congrats.
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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,721
    Done the same thing. Turned out fine. 
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,474
    Looks great.

    ?back-cocked?
    ?front-cocked?

    We need a word for this.

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    Foghorn said:
    Looks great.

    ?back-cocked?
    ?front-cocked?

    We need a word for this.
    I know the term, but will refrain from using it here for fear of coming across as crude.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 638
    The second pic looks like a bull frog getting ready to leap ;)

    Great job
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    Bird looks good.
    We always do half cocked because a half bird is plenty for the two of us.
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,051
    Were you able to eat the "oysters"?
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    "Reverse Spatchcock"! Very interesting. With the standard spatchcock, the leg/thigh is barely hanging on without the backbone. Your version actually looks a little sturdier overall. Did the breast meat on the outside get overcooked? Gotta say, I am intrigued. Cheers!
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  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,031
    That looks great!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
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  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    "Reverse Spatchcock"! Very interesting. With the standard spatchcock, the leg/thigh is barely hanging on without the backbone. Your version actually looks a little sturdier overall. Did the breast meat on the outside get overcooked? Gotta say, I am intrigued. Cheers!
    Chris
    No, not overcooked at all. It was very good and seemed to have an overall uniform finish to the entire chicken. Will probably be doing "Reverse Spatchcock" again.
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    dmchicago said:
    Were you able to eat the "oysters"?
    I had to google that, and yes they were intact and very tasty. I just always called them chicken parts. 
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,474
    Chuck Norris rubbed two pieces of Rockwood together to start the fire he used to cook the chupacabra he killed with his bare hands.

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  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    Foghorn said:
    Chuck Norris rubbed two pieces of Rockwood together to start the fire he used to cook the chupacabra he killed with his bare hands.
    Chuck Norris would have posted this in the Chuck Norris thread.
  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,102
    It would be interesting to try this with a turkey. 
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Great Cockspatch cook brother.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,017
    edited February 8
    You no Adam, the same type of thing happened with Einstein, and he discoverd electricity. Pavlo had an apple hit him in the head, and discovered the the cotton gen.  I think it was Ben Franklin who discorved the bic lighter while fishin. You see, sometimes things don’t go as planned....and you discover something new. You should call it hctapskock
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  • RockyTopDWRockyTopDW Posts: 130
    I do this with all of the birds I cook.  It works great & is easy to carve.  No complaints
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,648
    dmchicago said:
    Were you able to eat the "oysters"?
    I had to google that, and yes they were intact and very tasty. I just always called them chicken parts. 
    The oysters are the best part of the chicken. 
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  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 214
    Boy that looks great- I am going to try the "epcotisbest" method on Sunday! 
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  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    tml1230 said:
    Boy that looks great- I am going to try the "epcotisbest" method on Sunday! 
    Thanks. Let us know how yours turns out.
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