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raw butterflied chicken on a chopping board.

How To Spatchcock A Chicken

Learn how to spatchcock chicken or butterfly chicken in simple steps. Using this method to cook your chicken proves to be one of the best ways to achieving perfectly grilled or roasted chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1


  • A sharp knife or
  • Kitchen shear (scissors)


  • A whole bird e.g chicken turkey, duck etc


  • Remove any giblet from the chicken and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.
    a whole chicken on a chopping board.
  • Place the chicken breast down with the back of the chicken would be facing up to you
  • Run your fingers along the neckline of the chicken, this would guide you when cutting it. Using kitchen shears, carefully cut along the side of the neckline of the chicken. Then repeat the same on the other side to remove the backbone.
  • Break the breastbone. Turn the chicken breast to face you and press down the two ends of the chicken to break the middle (breast region) to flatten the chicken.
    hand pressing down on chicken breat.
  • Season and marinate the chicken accordingly. Bake, grill or air fry and enjoy.



Serving: 1g

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