While everyone else waxes philosophical on the best ways to target turkeys, we’ve got our eyes on smaller birds for our fall table. Whether for big meals with friends, or a week of idiot-proof leftovers: roasted chicken is the quintessential quick, comforting, fall dinner.
The basic techniques behind cooking small birds and big birds (turkeys, not Sesame Street) alike are the same as with any protein: buy the best you can, start it blazing hot, and season it smartly. But 4lb chickens have a unique advantage over 20lb turkeys: they cook in less time than it takes to kill half a bottle of wine. This is especially true when you Spatchcock….