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16 Simple and Delicious Spatchcock Chicken Recipes

FEBRUARY 01, 2023
16 Simple and Delicious Spatchcock Chicken Recipes
Spatchcock chicken is the secret to crispy, juicy chicken. This method of cutting and flattening the bird yields evenly cooked meat and a beautiful presentation. Plus, spatchcocking is quick, easy, and can be done using a basic kitchen knife or a pair of kitchen shears. We’ve rounded up 16 of the best spatchcock chicken recipes that will level up your dinner game. From herb- and spice-rubbed spatchcocks to spatchcocks with a sweet-and-spicy glaze, you’ll be sure to find a recipe in this list that will become your new favorite way to cook chicken. Get ready to spatchcock your way to a delicious meal!
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Spatchcock Chicken

This Spatchcock Chicken is the most delicious and juicy roast chicken you'll ever taste! The spatchcock method allows the chicken to cook faster, more evenly and results in crispier skin. You'll never want to make roast chicken another way!
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35
1 hr 10 min
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805
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$4.21
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Spatchcock Chicken
Myrecipes

Garlicky Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

Removing a chicken's backbone—a technique called spatchcocking —ensures juicy meat and golden crisp skin in less time than roasting a whole bird. Although it does require some simple knife skills, it's the best and fastest way to roast a chicken. Plus, you can save the backbone to make a great chick...
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1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
1073
CALORIES
$5.36
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Garlicky Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
Well Seasoned

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

Quick to prep, incredibly juicy, and loved by all, this grilled spatchcock chicken with lemon and oregano is a summer time staple! Serve with grilled asparagus and lemon orzo for an easy, flavorful dinner the entire family will love!
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20
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
727
CALORIES
$3.80
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Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
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Easy Chicken Recipes

Spatchcock Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

This really is the best spatchcock chicken recipe, and it's my favorite way to prepare a succulent roast chicken. Loaded with garlic and herbs, this flavorful dish is perfect for entertaining and is sure to impress your guests!
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1 hr 45 min
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$3.96
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Spatchcock Chicken with Garlic and Herbs
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Oven-Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken Recipe

Our oven-roasted spatchcocked chicken recipe is marinated in a mix of fresh herbs and olive oil for a moist, flavorful way to cook a whole chicken at home.
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55 min
TOTAL TIME
643
CALORIES
$2.98
PER SERVING
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Oven-Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken Recipe
Diabetic Living

Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet & Spicy BBQ Rub

In this whole grilled chicken recipe, the backbone is removed and the chicken is flattened then grilled under the weight of 2 bricks--which enables it to cook quickly and evenly. The homemade rub recipe makes enough to prepare 2 pounds of boneless chicken or 4 pounds of bone-in chicken, but you can ...
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1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME
776
CALORIES
$5.60
PER SERVING
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Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet & Spicy BBQ Rub
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Herb-Infused Spatchcocked Chicken Feast

This delectable herb-infused spatchcocked chicken feast recipe combines a mix of fresh herbs and olive oil for a moist, flavorful roast chicken with perfectly seasoned baby potatoes and carrots. The ideal one-pan meal for stress-free home cooking.
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55 min
TOTAL TIME
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$3.14
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Herb-Infused Spatchcocked Chicken Feast
Directions
SPATCHCOCK
1
Preheat the oven to 425 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silicone mat.
2
Remove the backbone of the chicken with kitchen shears and split the breastbone to flatten it. Place the chicken on the baking sheet.
SAUCE
3
In a blender, combine fresh parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, then drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil until a runny pesto consistency is reached.
4
Coat the chicken with the herb sauce, making sure to rub it well into the nooks and crannies.
VEGGIES
5
Arrange baby potatoes and carrots around the chicken. Drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
BAKING
6
Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast for 45 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 F.
RESTING
7
Rest the roasted spatchcocked chicken for 10 minutes before carving and serving with the potatoes and carrots.
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Orange Onion and Chive Spatchcock Chicken

Using the spatchcock or butterflied method, this roasted chicken comes together and cooks faster and easier than ever!
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4
8
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME
627
CALORIES
$3.68
PER SERVING
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Orange Onion and Chive Spatchcock Chicken
Vikalinka

Spatchcock Roast Chicken in Breadcrumbs and Potatoes

Spatchcok chicken roasted in breadcrumsb with potatoes.
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10
39 min
TOTAL TIME
1278
CALORIES
$5.44
PER SERVING
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Spatchcock Roast Chicken in Breadcrumbs and Potatoes
Natasha's Kitchen

Spatchcock Chicken Recipe Video

This Spatchcock Chicken recipe is our favorite way to roast a whole chicken. Every part of the roasted chicken turns out juicy and so flavorful with that garlic herb butter. This one pan chicken dinner is easy and so delicious!
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25,451
1,795
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
920
CALORIES
$4.47
PER SERVING
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Spatchcock Chicken Recipe Video
Unicorns In The Kitchen

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

Grilled spatchcock chicken is easy to infuse with Mediterranean flavors! Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, every bite of this chicken is delicious.
5
60
1
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
588
CALORIES
$2.86
PER SERVING
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Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
So Much Food Blog

Herb-roasted Spatchcock Chicken

This herb-roasted spatchcock chicken is one of my favorite weeknight meals ever! I always serve it with mashed potatoes and some veggies.
3
15
50 min
TOTAL TIME
1085
CALORIES
$5.55
PER SERVING
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Herb-roasted Spatchcock Chicken
Jerkyholic

Smoked Spatchcock Chicken

Want an evenly cooked juicy and tender bird? Smoking a spatchcock chicken is the ONLY way to go. Perfect every time!
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1
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
839
CALORIES
$4.48
PER SERVING
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Smoked Spatchcock Chicken
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Roasted Apple Cider Spatchcock Chicken

This roasted apple cider spatchcock chicken is the perfect fall meal. Covered in warm fall spices, this chicken is spatchcocked for quicker, more even roasting and is finished with a delicious apple cider gravy.
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674
18
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
759
CALORIES
$4.20
PER SERVING
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Roasted Apple Cider Spatchcock Chicken
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Spatchcock Chicken Sheet Pan Supper

Get your taste buds ready for the ultimate sheet pan supper! Our Spatchcock Chicken Sheet Pan Supper is a delicious and easy-to-make meal that is sure to become a new family favorite. Juicy spatchcock chicken is cooked with a mix of vegetables and potatoes, making it a complete meal that will satisf...
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5,744
787
1 hr
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$13.43
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Spatchcock Chicken Sheet Pan Supper
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Lemon Rosemary Spatchcock chicken

Easy spatchcock chicken with lemon and rosemary garlic grilled until golden and juicy. The perfect meal served with simple sides.
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271
1
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
419
CALORIES
$2.74
PER SERVING
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Lemon Rosemary Spatchcock chicken
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Five-Spice Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

As much as we love the iconic beer-can-chicken grilling method, we’re doing something else with grilling the whole bird: spatchcocking and rubbing it in five-spice, MSG, and light brown sugar.
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955
CALORIES
$5.93
PER SERVING
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Five-Spice Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken
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