Spicy Spatchcock Chicken

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Jul. 23, 2015

How to spatchcock a chicken and get the juiciest, most delicious roasted chicken you'll ever eat! Bonus creamy jalapeño sauce recipe!


Whole chicken 1 (3
Sherry/White wine 1 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
For rub:
Paprika 1 Tablespoon
Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
Thyme 1 Teaspoon
Oregano 1 Teaspoon
Ancho chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon



1.Preheat oven to 400F.

2.Line baking tray with aluminium foil and place rack on it.


3.In a small bowl, combine paprika, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, ancho chili powder and mix well.

4.Place chicken (breast side down) on cutting board and cut as shown in the video.

5.Rub olive oil over chicken. Sprinkle 2 teaspoon of prepared rub over chicken and rub well.

6.Place on rack in baking sheet and pop into oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until internal temperature in breast reaches 150F and thigh reaches 170F.

7.Allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.


8.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4