Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken
Spatchcocking (or butterflying) lets you grill a whole bird, because it enables you to cook the meat evenly. If your grill is big enough, double the recipe. Leftovers are delicious over salad. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 301, using a grill pan on the stovetop.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012
- 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled
- 1/3 cup packed fresh herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, and sage leaves
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lemon, zest removed in strips with a peeler
- 1 chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), spatchcocked (see instructions, below)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Prep: Puree onion, garlic, herbs, oil, and zest in a food processor. Rub some puree under skin of chicken breast. Rub remaining puree over rest of bird. Refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Wipe off most of rub; season with salt and pepper.
Grill: Heat grill to medium-high, or set up for indirect heat. Grill chicken, breast side down, covered with vent open, until nicely charred, 10 to 15 minutes. Flip; cook 30 minutes more. Flip again; grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees in thickest part of breast, 5 minutes more. Let rest 10 minutes.