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A guide to Spatchcock a chicken.

A guide to Spatchcock a chicken.
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The Spatchcock technique consist of splitting and flattening a chicken. This is give you a moist breast, perfectly cooked dark meat and cut down the cooking time considerably! 

Since more skin will be exposed, that means more crispy delicious skin! It is also totally customizable with your favourite ingredients. 

Here's how to.

1. Prepare the chicken 

Place the whole chicken with breast side down, on your work surface or a large cutting board.

Martha Stewart

2. Cut the chicken

Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut along one side of the backbone starting at the thigh end. 

Martha Stewart

3. Remove the backbone 

Cut along the other side of the backbone and remove. You can keep to make chicken stock or simply discard. 

Marta Stewart

4. Flatten the chicken

Turn the chicken the other side and open it on your work surface. Firmly press on the breastbone to flatten the bird. You are done!

Marta Stewart

You can now season and cook the chicken according to your taste and preferences. Here are some ideas to perhaps inspire tonight's dinner!

1. Oven-Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

2. BBQ Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

3. Iron Skillet Spatchcock Chicken

We hope we helped inspire your next dinner! Let us know what do you think of this technique and your favourite way to enjoy a chicken. 

Source: Martha Stewart · Photo Credit: Adobe Stock

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