Spatchcock roast chicken in garlic paprika marinade

Spatchcock roast chicken in garlic paprika marinade

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"Ever wonder how to evenly roast a juicy chicken in no time? Here's your answer! Spatchcocking or butterflying a chicken is a method that involves removing the backbone of the chicken and flattening the body so that it cooks faster and more evenly. It is a well-trusted method dating back to the 18th century, very rewarding for its result as well as for the process of literally flattening the bird. For the marinade, we opted for the mix of garlic and paprika that would please most palates, but feel free to add herbs and spices according to your preference. We recommend using organic chicken."
Difficulty
Medium 👍
Preparation
25 min
Baking
60 min
Resting
15 min

Ingredients

2Servings
MetricImperial
¾ kg
whole chickens
½
lemon
½ tbsp
sweet paprika powder
2 tbsp
olive oil
¼ tbsp
garlic powder
salt
pepper

Utensils

paper towels, fine grater, knife, cutting board, bowl (small), oven

Nutrition per serving

Cal940
Fat70 g
Protein70 g
Carb4 g
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  • Step 1/3

    Prepare chicken following our video for "how to spatchcock a chicken" and pat dry with paper towels. Grate lemon zest, cut lemon into wedges. For the marinade, mix paprika powder with lemon zest, olive oil, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub into the prepared chicken and let it marinate for approx. 15–30 min. Preheat the grill or grill pan in the oven at approx. 220°C/428°F.
    • ¾ kg whole chickens
    • ½ lemon
    • ½ tbsp sweet paprika powder
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • ¼ tbsp garlic powder
    • salt
    • paper towels
    • fine grater
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • bowl (small)
    • oven

    Prepare chicken following our video for "how to spatchcock a chicken" and pat dry with paper towels. Grate lemon zest, cut lemon into wedges. For the marinade, mix paprika powder with lemon zest, olive oil, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub into the prepared chicken and let it marinate for approx. 15–30 min. Preheat the grill or grill pan in the oven at approx. 220°C/428°F.

  • Step 2/3

    Set aside the remaining marinade that dripped off and grill the flat chicken on each side for approx. 5 min. at high heat (at the center of the grill), then continue grilling at medium-high heat (oven at 200°C/392°F) for approx. 45–55 min. until thigh meat is no longer transparent but firm. Flip approx. every 5 min. and baste with the remaining marinade.

    Set aside the remaining marinade that dripped off and grill the flat chicken on each side for approx. 5 min. at high heat (at the center of the grill), then continue grilling at medium-high heat (oven at 200°C/392°F) for approx. 45–55 min. until thigh meat is no longer transparent but firm. Flip approx. every 5 min. and baste with the remaining marinade.

  • Step 3/3

    Remove the chicken from the grill or oven and let it rest for approx. 10–15 min. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with lemon wedges.
    • salt
    • pepper

    Remove the chicken from the grill or oven and let it rest for approx. 10–15 min. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with lemon wedges.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Spatchcock roast chicken in garlic paprika marinade

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