I wondered what those little dark red organ-type thingies are that are attached to the inside of the back of chickens. They;re around where i imagine the kidneys to be, but kidneys are small round things in other animals, and these are several kind of spread. In some places i think it;s like a sort of longish area between the backbone and the ribs (I don;t have a chicken back at hand to look at).
I usually try to wash them out, but i detest washing chicken. Will they give a bad flavor?