Spatchcock question

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by alwaysntraining, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. I did a search and there were tons of threads on spatchcock chicken smoking. Sorry for being lazy but I did not want to read all of them to find my answer. Is there a right and wrong way to cut your chicken. I have never done this but it sure looks like the way to go and would like to try this next. 
  2. andrewv

    andrewv Fire Starter

    All you need to do is remove the spine with some kitchen scissors. Then flip it over and take a sharp knife and pierce the cartilage of the breast bone. There are some videos online that will show you as well. Pretty easy
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What he said & the best way to smoke a chicken or turkey!

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I prefer to use a knife over shears. Cut down each side of the backbone. Flip the bird over and press down with your hand to flatten it out. That's it. Save that backbone for making stock.

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