Does everyone know how to break a whole chicken into parts? I can help!

I’m a little obsessed with demystifying and empowering in the kitchen. The brisket breakdown and chicken spatchcocking are getting a lot of love, so I thought I’d do another one. You’ve got a recipe that calls for chicken parts, but the store only has whole chickens? I can help! Lets break down that chicken! Bonus – bones for delicious stock come for free with every chicken! Boom! Continue reading “Does everyone know how to break a whole chicken into parts? I can help!”

Does everyone know how to spatchcock a chicken? I can help!

Hi everybody! I posted about how to break a whole packer brisket into its parts the other day, and there was some interest in breaking down a chicken. In this one, I’ll show you my favorite chicken breakdown – Spatchcocking! You can use the same technique on your Thanksgiving turkey! And it really accentuates Ms. Bird’s thighs! Continue reading “Does everyone know how to spatchcock a chicken? I can help!”

You wish you could run and be okay with it, but you hate it? You can!!!

hippopotamusDo you remember that Sandra Boynton book, But Not the Hippopotamus? The giraffe and squirrel dance in a whirl, but not the hippopotamus. The dog and the pig have fun doing the jig, but not the hippopotamus. The animals keep doing all kinds of stuff, but the hippo is never included. Finally at the end, she joins in the fun, but YES the hippopotamus! Everyone cheers. Then you turn to the last page. But not the armadillo. We were like, “Include yourself, little armadillo!” Continue reading “You wish you could run and be okay with it, but you hate it? You can!!!”

Does everyone know how to break down a full packer brisket? I can help!

I’m noticing that the easy cuts of meat like burgers and chicken are sold out during the quarantine. But some of the very yummiest are still there! I needed a brisket flat to make a Jewish braised brisket, but only whole packer briskets are available. I thought I’d do a photo sequence of how to break a brisket down, bbq style into point and flat, in case that might help somebody. Nothing is wasted. And this is enough meat to feed you for days. Continue reading “Does everyone know how to break down a full packer brisket? I can help!”