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About chicken back

Chicken backs are what's left of the chicken after you or the butcher cuts away the breast, wings, and legs. The backs are mostly bone and skin and sometimes include a piece of meat called the oyster. The oyster is two round pieces of dark meat located near the thigh. The amount of meat you get with a chicken back depends on how it's cut, but it's often similar to that of a wing. Even though chicken backs usually have just a small amount of meat, they're popular meal items in the southern United States. 

Chicken backs are often used to make bone broth or stock because they have lots of flavorful marrow. Many restaurants also feature battered and fried chicken backs on their menus, calling them chicken ribs. 

The nutrition information for chicken back varies depending on whether it includes the skin. A 1-ounce serving of chicken back with the skin on has:
  • 96 calories
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 28 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 28 milligrams of sodium
If you remove the skin, the calorie content drops to 57, and the fat reduces to only 3 grams. Removing the skin also removes all the cholesterol and reduces the sodium to 23 grams.

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Whether you purchase chicken backs in a large package and don't need all of them or you have a back leftover from a whole chicken you butchered, you can put what you don't need right away in the freezer. Place the back or backs in a plastic freezer bag, and press out all the air. Seal the bag tightly, and put it in the freezer. Raw chicken will last for a long time in the freezer, but the USDA recommends consuming frozen raw chicken parts within nine months. 

When you are ready to use the backs, pull the package out of the freezer, and put it in the lower part of the fridge to thaw it out. This will ensure the chicken never exceeds the refrigerator's temperature, keeping it safe at all times. If you don't have time to thaw chicken back in the fridge, you can run it under cold water.

Grilling is another way to cook chicken back. Prepare it by seasoning with salt, pepper, and your favorite poultry or barbecue dry rub on both sides. You can also marinate the backs before grilling. The grill will add good flavor, and you can pick at the meat just like you would wings or drumsticks. 

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