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Old 03-19-2010, 04:21 PM   #11
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Is it what my Mom called the "lites or lights" ?? I always wash the inside of the bird and throw away that part.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:55 PM   #12
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kamp, those little nuggets when cooked are prime! They call them the oysters. The ones underneath are even more prized by the carver. Very tender and tasty.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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backs have always been my favorite part of the chicken. what ever the morsels are called i love em.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #14
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I think they are the kidneys. The oysters are on the outside of the carcass, though there is a bit of muscle on the inside, if you look hard.
The oysters are tender little bits of dark meat--the kidneys have the flavor and texture of liver.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #15
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For years I never used the back until my mother in law was visiting and when I cut the chicken up I was about to toss out the back. She said "Oh, no! You are throwing out my favorite piece." Then she showed me the oysters - never again have I thrown the back away. If I don't use them in the recipe, I use the back in the stock. Those morsels are indeed very tasty and I don't even like dark meat usually.

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