I like to spatchcock turkeys or chickens when I smoke them on my smoker! I love how it is less time to cook it and the meat stays juicy and delicious!
What does Spatchcock mean?
To spatchcock means to split open meat to prepare it to grill according to the dictionary on google!
When I spatchcock a turkey or chicken, I start by removing the spine. I find that sharp kitchen scissors work the best to do this. Be careful to not cut yourself as the ribs and spine bones can be sharp once you cut them.
After you remove the spine, flip the bird over and splay the legs outward. Tuck the wings under.
Now for the fun part, you will need to break the breast bone so it lays flat. Try to do so without bruising the meat. Feel free to use your kung fu skills! Hehe!
Here’s a video of how to Spatchcock a turkey:
After making this video, I think maybe I should have been a surgeon or a chiropractor lol!
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