How many times has someone promised you a juicy baked chicken recipe only to leave you with a dry bird that’s reminiscent of the turkey scene from ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?’ I super, duper promise this recipe will not leave you needing a vat of gravy to add moisture to your meal. How you ask? Because we’re going to spatchcock that bird! By spatchcocking you lessen the roasting time needed to cook your chicken, which means the breast doesn’t dry out while waiting for the thighs to cook through. Not only is it an easy technique, but this simple recipe delivers so much flavor that you’ll be wanting to put it into your regular menu rotation.
If you make your own chicken stock, don’t throw the back away. Instead, toss it in a bag and into the freezer for use in your next batch of stock or broth.