Spatchcock Whole Chicken




Ingredients:

1 whole chicken (3-1/2 to 4 Lbs)

2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Teaspoon Himalayan salt

1 Teaspoon black pepper

1/4 Teaspoon chili powder

1/4 Teaspoon paprika

1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

2 lemons, sliced into quarters

10 leaves of Fresh Basil


Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Lay the chicken on a cutting board breast-side down, with the legs closest to you.

Use kitchen shears to cut out the backbone. Open the chicken like a book to reveal

the ribs and sternum. Use a chef's knife to score the sternum vertically down the

center, then use your hands and body weight to crack the sternum and flatten the

breasts and rib cage. Rub the chicken all over with the olive oil. Season the chicken

all over with all seasonings.

Lay the basil leaves and quartered lemons in the center of a greased and rimmed

baking sheet and place the chicken on top, skin-side up. Roast the chicken until the

skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part

of the thigh registers 165 degrees, about 50 minutes.

Let the chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.