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Spatchcock chicken

PA Dutch EggerPA Dutch Egger Posts: 128
edited 7:17AM in EggHead Forum
Why this method versus my butcher cutting them in 1/2 and making it easier to cut them up after they are cooked?


  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    I think the only reason is the way it looks, i don't think there is any advantage of one over the other.
  • MattMatt Posts: 143
    Personally, I just like butchering the chicken myself.

  • Because it protects more of the breast meat that easily overcooks.
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Round here Costco whole chickens are .99 a pound. Parts are always more. I buy whole and part or spatchcock as desired. Never pay high dollar price. Backs and wing tips make excellent stock.
  • Check out this bad boy. Tell me that's not a beautiful thing.... :)

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Probably not much, but splitting the chicken down the back and cooking it one piece helps to retain the juices and makes a wonderful presentation :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
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