Spatchcocked chicken, also known as butterflied chicken, is a method of preparing and cooking a whole chicken. It involves removing the backbone of the chicken so that it can be flattened out, resulting in a more even and quicker cooking process.
Here's how to spatchcock a chicken:
Gather Your Tools:
- You'll need a whole chicken, a sharp pair of kitchen shears, and a cutting board.
Prepare the Chicken:
- Place the chicken breast-side down on the cutting board, with the legs facing towards you.
Remove the Backbone:
- Using the kitchen shears, carefully cut along one side of the backbone, starting at the tail end. Continue cutting along the other side until the backbone is completely removed. This may require some strength, so take your time.