Spatchcocked is just a fun word to say. Plus, when you do it, you get a tender, moist, and flavorful bird. What is it exactly? It basically means to butterfly a chicken by removing the backbone to cook the chicken flattened. Why would you do this? It helps to cook the chicken more evenly so that the breast meat doesn't dry out as easily, plus it reduces the cooking time. (You can also reserve/freeze the backbone to make chicken stock — it adds delicious flavor.)
Use this rub or just season the bird with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Instead of grilling the chicken,you can also roast it in the oven or broil it if you'd like.
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