How To Make The Perfect Roast Chicken – Spatchcock Chicken Recipe

Today we are going to make a Whole Roasted Chicken. It seems like a lot of people are a bit reluctant to try cooking a chicken whole. Here, we are going to cover a method that will make this process much easier for you. It may have a funny name, but a Spatchcock Chicken Is no joke! Let’s Make it Happen.

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Ingredients: Grocery List
1 3-4 lb Whole Chicken (neck and giblets removed)
1 stick of butter
1 lemon (you can add an orange too if you want)
1 package Fresh Poultry Herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme)
3-4 cloves garlic
1 onion (sliced)
salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, BBQ or Creole seasoning, Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Start by removing the backbone of the chicken. Take your kitchen scissors and cut down each side of the backbone and remove it. Next, take a sharp knife and press down on the back of the breast bone until you hear a crack. Use your hands and break through the breast bone so that the chicken lays flat.
Trim any excess fat or skin and dry the entire bird thoroughly with paper towels. Season the back side and flip over to the breast side.
Brush olive oil on your dried chicken skin. This will help you get color and allow your seasoning to stick. Season the chicken with whatever you prefer.
Once the chicken is seasoned thoroughly, build your bird nest in your skillet or roasting pan. Lay down the sliced citrus, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs. Place the bird, breast side up, on top of the nest.
Place the skillet or roasting pan into the oven or smoker at 400 degrees for about an hour or until the breast meat registers 165 degrees. (Dark meat can be 175-180)
Add butter toward the end of the cook and baste the chicken if desired. (Reserve the butter and drippings for gravy if you’d like)



  • Made this chicken tonight. It was delicious. Great flavor, fell off the bone and then it melted in my mouth. Will definitely make this again.

    Maria Kepler 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • revisiting this for dinner tonight

    utadaaah 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Love the spatchcock recipe. The oven temp is left out> what temp for baking

    Patron Shular Banda 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • What kitchen scissors do you have. Can’t find a good one

    Sue Gohlke 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Trying this one tonight!!!!!

    Melanie Wolanski 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Very interesting. How come you don't take the skin off of the garlic?

    Nancy Policastro 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Looks amazing, what temp should the oven be on!? (Electric)

    David Simmons 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • I love chiefs make it happen because you make it happen i have try your recipe they are good.

    Rose Warren 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • I said “damn” with you lol this looks 🔥🔥 making this for dinner today!! #LookinGood

    Bina PGH 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Chicken so 💣 and the next day, it’s 🔥

    Trinitymommy 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • The way you just slammed that poor chicken on the table. Soo Aggressive!! 🤣🤣

    rasheeda46dd 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • This looks insanely good

    Francisco Sandoval 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Digesting this currently,my family loved it.👍

    Burke Reisman 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Yoooo…OMG! I made this today for dinner. I used most of your seasonings but mostly the ones I usually use or had on hand. It was Freaking Amazing 👏 😍 🥰😍
    Thank you for sharing. I Love You mannn. 😗

    Angie Phillips 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Got plans for this tonight! The butter baste is so decadent!! Thanks Mr. Make it Happen!!

    Gina Wyatt 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Making tonight!😀

    Adria Roach 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • So this is now the third time I’ve made a chicken using this method and it’s always a winner. My kid sings my praises, my pitbull dances, the cat looks slightly less judgy. You’ve turned me into a rock star in this house.

    Brandi M 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Trying this with your cabbage for Sunday dinner tomorrow, I just know it’s gonna be delicious!

    Evelyn Santone 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • I’m making this rightch now!!!! 🤤

    MsElemenopee 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Looks perfect!

    Tiffany Lopez 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • What temp should I set my oven on?

    Gary Buster 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • What temperature is the oven set to? Can’t wait to try the recipe!

    David Flory 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Great job1 Looks delicious!

    dino texas 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • 🔥 best one I seen on here.

    Westside_ Kratos 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Awesome video Thx

    Jack Lewis 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Has anyone wet brined the chicken before cooking? If so, would you recommend it?

    Eric G. 21/10/2022 am6:16
  • Turkey is too big and always dry, but THIS..!! It was delicious the last time I made it with oranges (because that’s all I had), and this is what I’m cooking Thursday for the family! Thanks!

    P P 21/10/2022 am6:16