Spatchcocking (or butterflying) is a great way to ensure an evenly cooked whole bird and requires less cooking time. Check out our collection of amazing spatchcocked recipes.
1. Chili-Orange Flattened Chicken
It’s incredible how much taste is captured in every single bite when you flatten a chicken (not hard to do) then weight it down while roasting or barbecuing. It’s a panini effect and definitely worth the little extra effort it takes – plus it packs an impressive punch when entertaining.
2. Garlicky Greek Chicken
This prizewinning chicken recipe pairs a flavourful herb-rubbed, barbeque-roasted chicken with homemade tzatziki. It’s ideal both for a family meal and for backyard entertaining. Adapted from a recipe by Canadian Living 2007 Cook of the Year 3rd prize winner Kathryn Howden of Sherwood Park, Alberta.
3. Grilled Flattened Chicken with Spicy Roasted Corn
The spicy roasted corn on the cob is perfect to serve with the herbed grilled chicken. If you like, have the butcher flatten your chicken for you.
4. Butterflied Chicken Italian-Style
If you’ve never been to Italy before I suggest you start cooking this recipe. You’ll feel like you’re in the old country in no time. This is a real hit with my wife and my girls.