How to Spatchcock a Chicken

Reduce your chicken cooking time by spatchcocking your chicken—and get tasty results.

Use kitchen shears to cut a line along the sides of the chicken spine until you can remove the backbone. Hold onto that bone to make stock later!

Then, score the inside of the breastbone and flip the chicken over. To make sure the chicken lays flat, apply some pressure with a little push in the center.

Oil and season your bird in a baking dish and add seasoning to taste. Pop it into the oven for around 35 minutes at 450 degrees, and enjoy!

Stone Rectangular Baker

The Stone Rectangular Baker works perfectly for baking your bird. 
Plus, this baker is incredibly versatile for everything from baking a whole bird to cheffing up delicious breakfasts like Oven-Baked French Toast.
Oven-Baked French Toast

One Response to How to Spatchcock a Chicken

  1. Karla Autrey September 20, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

    Since I learned how to spatchcock a chicken, it has been a cooking lifesaver. It cooks faster and more evenly. Last Thanksgiving I had the honor of cooking the turkey. We spatchcocked it as well, injected with a Cajun butter and smoked it. The guests loved it! Once you get comfortable with the removal of the spine it’s the only way to cook a bird.

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