Chicken spare ribs are the scapula bones, which have a better per pound meat ratio than wings or drumettes. These appetizers are easy to make using your favorite store-bought rub or one you’ve prepared yourself.
Whether you are eating them around camp or serving them at the next big game, these chicken spare ribs are scrumptious and guaranteed to disappear off the serving plate quickly!!
BBQ Chicken Spare Ribs Recipe
- 2 pounds chicken “spare ribs” ask your butcher for the scapula bone
- 1 tablespoon favorite chicken rub see note
- Trim chicken spare ribs of fat and skin pieces. Make sure there are no bone fragments.
- Apply rub, by laying chicken spare ribs on a baking tray and applying the rub evenly over. Alternatively, toss chicken and rub in a bowl stirring well for a consistent covering.
- Prepare your grill for indirect hot cooking.
- Lift the trivet a little higher by using empty tuna cans between foil to allow more airflow around the meat. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, turning once until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
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Never cooked chicken spare ribs before, this recipe worked great!