Baked Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken is just a fancy word for butterflied chicken. Cooked this way there is no cavity in the chicken and it all cooks evenly.

To see pictures of my step by step directions with a printable recipe card click HERE.


  1. Lol – What a wonderful naming, Diane! At first on the fly i had read “Hitchcocked Chicken”. But such a chicken maybe would be one which has murdered itself. 😉 Thanks for another great recipe idea, and have a nice weekend! xx Michael

  2. It definitely looks delicious Diane! I love the herbs you have used on the chicken – that’s normally the herbs we use too (since we have fresh rosemary and thyme in pots, we use that). Anything chicken is a great meal!

  3. I do love a good roasted chicken and this approach to cook sounds delicious. Love the mix of spices you used as well!

  4. What an amazing way to prepare chicken. Looks delicious in deed. Let me ask you, Diane, did you pursue catering or a course related to it? You cooking’s just on another level.

    • Back then we had the same food on certain days of the week. How times have changed. Nothing fancy about this Linda, it’s just chicken cut in half basically.

      • That was our family to a “T” and Fridays we always had salmon croquettes with corn and mashed potatoes and occasionally, my mother would buy Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks and say they were for the baby (though I was no longer a kid). It wasn’t Lent, but we didn’t eat meat on Fridays and I’ve continued that tradition. I always marveled watching my mom prepare a chicken or cornish hens for stuffing them. I would watch the whole process and not sure I could do it as I’m a bit squeamish.

      • Yes, I think so – she says it makes up for my terrible housekeeping habits. I used to hear all the time “when I am gone, I can just imagine how you will keep house.” (That is an expression you don’t hear anymore, “keeping house” but that is what she said … it’s pretty much true too. I used to be more diligent outside too – not a weed or dandelion in sight. Now I have blinders on to them. 🙂

      • That’s just age, I used to have everything perfect inside and out but with health issues and age it will get done when I can. I think I must have those same blinders. Haha

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