How to spatchcock a chicken

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
10
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
whole chicken
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • scissors
  • knife

Step 1/1

  • 1 whole chicken
  • cutting board
  • scissors
  • knife

Place one whole chicken breast-side down on a cutting board and use kitchen shears to cut along one side of the backbone. Use a small, sharp knife to cut any bones or other debris away. Repeat along the other side of the backbone, then remove and discard the spine. Use the knife to remove the v-shaped sternum.Flip the chicken over and push down hard to flatten. Now it's ready to sear, roast, brine, or braise!