This recipe is perfect for meal preps and weeknights when you want a good meal but you don’t feel like making a ton of dishes. Spatchcock Chicken is a chicken that has been butterflied so that it can cook evenly. Now, to me this is the fanciest way to serve a whole chicken. There is something about the way a Spatchcock Chicken looks that says “I am lit in the kitchen and know what I’m doing when it comes to cooking”. This one pan dish has potatoes and carrots in it so you literally have an entire meal without the hassle of figuring out side dishes. This recipe is called Greek Spatchcock Chicken because I use Greek salad dressing and that is what gives it an amazing flavor. I used the Ken’s Steakhouse brand, however you can use any brand of your choice.
• 1 whole chicken (4-6 pounds)
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 6 red potatoes, cut into chunks
• 1 cup of baby carrots
• 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into chunks
• 2 cloves of garlic chopped
• 1 + 1/2 teaspoon Adobo All Purpose
• 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black pepper
• 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon Onion powder
• 1 teaspoon Paprika
• 1 teaspoon Oregano
• Fresh Parsley(garnish)
• 1 cup Greek vinaigrette salad dressing
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. After you have butterflied the chicken, season both sides of it with 1 teaspoon all purpose , pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and oregano.
3. Place 1 tablespoon of butter under the skin of each chicken breast (this will keep the breast moist) and sprinkle the chopped garlic over the seasoned chicken
4. Add and arrange the potatoes, carrots, and red pepper around the chicken and sprinkle them 1/2 teaspoon all purpose (do not let it get on the already seasoned chicken)
5. Pour the Greek dressing over the chicken and the vegetables (shake the bottle well before doing so)
6. Place the chicken in the oven and allow it to bake uncovered for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until fully cooked
7. Every 15-20 minutes baste the pan juices over the chicken
8. Remove from the oven , pour some of the pan juices over the bird and allow it to sit for 5-7 minutes
9. Garnish with parsley (optional), serve, and enjoy!