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What Is Spatchcocking?
This technique—splitting,then flattening a chicken—yields a perfect roasted chicken in half an hour—that's 15 minutes faster than a whole roasted bird.It also exposes more skin,which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures.The basic method is easy;customize it with your favorite ingredients.
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Step 1: Getting Started
Place 1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds),breast side down,on a work surface.
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Step 2: Remove the Backbone,Part 1
Starting at thigh end,cut along one side of backbone with kitchen shears.
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Step 3: Remove the Backbone,Part 2
Turn chicken around;cut along other side.Discard or save backbone for stock.
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Step 4: Flatten the Chicken
Flip chicken over and open it like a book.Press firmly on breastbone to flatten.
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我们喜欢刮匙的原因之一是暴露更多的皮肤，which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures -- oh and of course it yields a perfect roasted chicken in less time than a whole one takes.