What is Spatchcocking?
The definition of the word spatchcocking has become a bit muddled over the past 300 years or so. But, by today’s standards it simply means to ‘butterfly’ a chicken, or any type of fowl, in preparation for grilling or roasting.
I saw this done on a television cooking show and of course I had to try it myself. It’s surprisingly easy and only takes a few minutes. Remove the backbone then flatten the bird at the breast and you have a spatchcocked chicken.
The same can be done with your Thanksgiving turkey, it'll roast in half the time!
Intro photo from video below