Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

We had another cold and rainy day here in Portland so I decided to roast a chicken.  I found this recipe on Food and Wine that I adapted a bit because I wanted to roast the chicken in the oven and instead of cutting the bird into pieces, I simply spatchcocked it.  I will spare my vegetarian readers the photos of spatchcocking the bird, but you can see a great step by step pictorial at  Cookthink.  I loved the flavor of the marinade – the garlic and mustard really made this chicken flavorful and so delicious. I served this dish with Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare the chicken, spatchcocking instructions found at Cookthink. Coat your baking dish with cooking spray.

Add the garlic, Dijon, chicken broth, olive oil, soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, herbes de Provence together in a bowl – whisk until well combined.  Place the bird, breast side down, in the baking dish then spread some of the garlic mixture over the spatchcocked chicken then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, flip over and place back into the baking dish.  Carefully, lift the skin over the breasts and rub the mixture directly on the breast meat.  Rub the remaining mixture over the top of the bird evenly, then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching bone. Put the chicken into the oven and roast for 50-60 minutes, or until the meat thermometer reads 180 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 7-10 minutes before carving the chicken. Enjoy.

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Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 4lb chicken, spatchcocked
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp chicken broth
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tsp herbes de Provence
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare the chicken, spatchcocking instructions found at Cookthink. Coat your baking dish with cooking spray.

Add the garlic, Dijon, chicken broth, olive oil, soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, herbes de Provence together in a bowl - whisk until well combined. Place the bird, breast side down, in the baking dish then spread some of the garlic mixture over the spatchcocked chicken then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, flip over and place back into the baking dish. Carefully, lift the skin over the breasts and rub the mixture directly on the breast meat. Rub the remaining mixture over the top of the bird evenly, then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching bone. Put the chicken into the oven and roast for 50-60 minutes, or until the meat thermometer reads 180 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 7-10 minutes before carving the chicken. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Food and Wine

 

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33 Responses to “Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken”

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    Stephanie — April 11, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Looks like food for a special night !!!
    Will try it in a couple of weeks !!!
    Hope he likes it !!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 12, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    I’ve never heard of the spatchcooking technique until now but I went over to Cookthink and I’m really liking what I’m seeing.

    This chicken looks so nicely charred and moist, and I’m loving all the flavors in here, especially the herbs de Provence. I’ll have to try the spatchcooking technique soon!

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    Diane — April 12, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    I have not done a spatchcocked chicken for many moons, thanks for the reminder. This recipe looks particularly good. Diane

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    Martha — April 12, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    Those flavors sound wonderful! I have never tried the spatchcoccking, might have to give it a shot! Hope the sun returns to Portland soon!

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    Mary — April 12, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    Love a spatchcocked chicken and this looks simply delicious –
    Mary x

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 12, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    That bird looks amazing, Pam! I love spatchcocked chicken, but I so do not do it often enough. I think I get lazy!!

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    Becca — April 12, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    I’ve always been too nervous about trying to de-bone anything. But this recipe looks too tastey not to try! Wish me luck! And thanks for all the inspiration!

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    christa kelso — April 12, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    what really drew me in is the word “spatchcocked” I’ve never heard of that!!!

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    Lynda — April 12, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    This bird looks fantastic Pam. Love the garlic and Dijon flavors!

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    Mary — April 12, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Your chicken looks perfect. I haven’t spatchcocked chicken before either, but it’s on my list. Thanks for the reminder!

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    gloria — April 12, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    This look absolutely delicious!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 12, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    What an interesting way to prepare roast chicken! I’m always open to new ideas for my favorite food and this looks so delicious!

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    The Elegant Eggplant — April 12, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    This looks DELISH! I adore roast chicken – one of my favorite things ever.

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    Kim in MD — April 12, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    This chicken looks incredible! I love grilling spatchcocked chicken, because it cooks so evenly and fast. I haven’t roasted a spatchcocked chicken, but I will remedy that this weekend when I make this recipe! :-)

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — April 12, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    That looks so incredibly good, I am about to drool on my keyboard. I love cooking chicken like this, so simple!

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    Marjie — April 12, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    How did you know I have a chicken waiting to be spatchcocked and roasted tonight? It’s cold and rainy here this week, too, so great minds think alike! I think I’ll try your seasoning mix. Thanks, Pam.

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    Kris — April 12, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I always tease and say that I no longer eat chicken, now that I have 5 of them for pets.
    ; ) But that does look amazingly delicious!!!

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    Beth — April 12, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    The chicken looks great and the asparagus sounds delicious. What a fabulous meal!

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    Joanne — April 12, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Haha being a vegetarian now, I have nothing to spatchcock. But I still love saying the word to no end.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 12, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    This sounds delicious. I bet the flavor was wonderful.

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    Susan — April 13, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    I just discovered this method a while back … it certainly makes for a nice presentation and and easy way to prepare a roasted bird … it is a bit gross to do, but the results are worth the ‘eew factor’! What a nice roasting sauce! Great flavours!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 13, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    A beautifully roasted chicken. I am going to try the sauce with some chicken thighs I have in the freezer.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angie

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    Lynn — April 13, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Thanks! I learned something new . . . how to spatchcock! It sounds funny (giggle). It sounds yummy!

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    grace — April 14, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    oh, you and your spatchcocking. :) this looks yummy!

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    Chris — April 14, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    You know that I am going to steal this and do it on the grill, right? I know it will rock!

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    Lisa Stephenson — April 15, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Well down here in the valley! SALEM!! i AM GOING TO TRY THIS TOMORROW NIGHT! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Helen Burton — January 20, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I am about to try this but it did seem like a lot of soy sauce, and the photo of the marinated chicken looks as it there is none. I hope there was not a misprint, 1 tsp instead of 1 T soy sauce. I would think also with the mustard and soy sauce there would be no need for salt. I’ll report back after dinner!

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    Helen Burton — January 20, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    well, the chicken was Delicious! I did have the oven too high for the first 20 min, my mistake, but then turned it down. The skin was extra toasty which was fine. So I guess the soy sauce amount was fine. I didn’t have any chicken broth on hand so I used orane juice. Next time I also would add veggies, carrots and onions, toward the end of cooking time to flavor the juices for pan gravy.

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    Brandy K Olson — January 30, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    what is herbes de Provence?

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    • Pam replied: — January 30th, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      Brandy,

      It’s a type of herb mixture you can buy at the store or you can use a combination of some Italian seasonings if you don’t want to buy herbes de Provence.

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    Jessi — November 5, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    This recipe is the by far hands down the best for a whole roasted chicken! I did this once already and my husband loved it! This is one of the best finds I’ve ever made for recipes!!!! In love with this recipe :) ))

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    Gary — January 18, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

    Hi Pam,
    Where did you get the white soya sauce because your picture clearly does not have soya sauce in the marinade. I did follow the recipe except I substituted dijon for old style mustard and it actually turned out great. I did it in my charcoal egg griller.
    G

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    • Pam replied: — January 18th, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

      I am not sure what white soya sauce is. I used regular soy sauce for this recipe (which is on the far left of the photo). I hope this helps.

      Pam

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