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Old 08-16-2022, 05:46 AM
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With a kitchen shears I cut on both sides of backbone on a whole chicken & pressed it flat (breast up) on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Rubbed on a homemade seasoning mixture. Arranged vegetables around & popped it in the oven about 90 minutes. I checked with meat thermometer. We got 3 meals from it because it was good sized bird. I make my own broth from vegetable pieces that are normally discarded (celery ends, tough broccoli stems, etc) so I have a plastic bag of that stuff in the freezer at all times. The backbone went in the bucket.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:06 AM
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I roast whole chicken about twice a month. I use it for chicken salad, enchiladas, chicken spaghetti, chicken pot pie and chicken soup. A large whole fresh chicken is inexpensive for the amount of meals I can make with it for my husband and me. I don't make my own broth, I use to but found a brand I like as I don't use broth that much except in soups.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:24 AM
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I chop up a whole head of garlic, 4 Tbs butter, 4 Tbs olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp each of rosemary, thyme and sage. Mix all together. Rub all over chicken lifting skin at neck to get spices under the skin.
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I tried this method with a turkey one year. Didn't go over to well. My son made fun of my flat turkey, named the poor guy Roadkill....lol
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:53 PM
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I haven't tried this but I'm going to!

For leftover chicken, I chop it up when cool and add it to an on-going freezer bag of the stuff in my freezer. Once I get enough, I make chicken pot pies with it.

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Old 08-18-2022, 03:39 AM
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I buy the $5.00 Rotisserie chickens from Sam's club. We can get three meals out of one with out having to deal with raw chicken. It's convenient and not heating up my house is a huge bonus.
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Old 08-18-2022, 05:54 PM
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I like Ina Gartens recipe for spatchcock chicken. Relatively easy and quite delicious.
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Old 08-20-2022, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
I tried this method with a turkey one year. Didn't go over to well. My son made fun of my flat turkey, named the poor guy Roadkill....lol
Kids say the darnedest things!

Now I have new dish to serve my kids.... "roadkill".... Now I need a special occasion to serve it.

I used to serve baked stuffed heart (beef) for Valentine's Day and Worms and Spiders (KD and wieners cut crosswise on both ends placed on top and baked) for Halloween.
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Old 08-26-2022, 03:18 AM
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One more silly meal for you to try. On April 1, I would serve oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade apple pie, fresh veggie for.... breakfast. Kiddos had lunch at school, but for supper we would have a traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast or waffles for summer. I made them smile and I got to "lighten up" from my normal day and be just a little silly. They still make mention of this goofiness and they are all in their 40's now. Tee-Hee-Hee!

Back to the oven baked chicken and veggies. I have never heard of the term Spatchcock Chicken. Time for an old "bird" to learn something new.
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