Spatchcock Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken is a delicious, quicker way to roast a whole chicken without cutting it completely into parts.
Back in 2012, I wrote this post for Rosh Hashanna Menu Ideas and being a new blogger, I added a few new recipes to one post instead of making a new recipe post for each.
In that post is where you could find this recipe for Spatchcock Honey Mustard Chicken; along with another recipe for my Cheesy Potato and Zucchini Kugel (which I have already made a new post for.
The downside to lumping more than one recipe into a post is that you can't find them easily and it's really a shame because spatchcocking a whole roaster chicken is easier than you think and helps reduce your cooking time.
How do you spatchcock a chicken?
To make this recipe, first remove the giblets from inside the carcass of a whole roaster chicken and discard; then rinse the chicken with cold water and pat dry.
Next, place the chicken on a hard surface (cutting board) and using sharp kitchen shears, cut down both sides of the chickens' backbone to remove the bone. Martha Stewart shows you in this video exactly how to do it.
Turn the chicken over and press down so that the chicken is laying flat; then place it in a roasting pan with some chicken broth, white wine or water. You can use it to baste the chicken or make gravy once the chicken is done.
Finally, bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for approximately 60 minutes or until the internal temperature is between 165-180 degrees F. This Spatchcock Honey Mustard Chicken was incredibly moist, sweet and tangy.
By using this cooking method, it shortened the cooking time; which was an added bonus. ~Enjoy!
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Spatchcock Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove giblets from inside the carcass and discard. Rinse the chicken with cold water and pat dry.
- Place chicken on a hard surface (cutting board) and using sharp kitchen shears, cut down both sides of the chickens' backbone to remove the bone.
- Turn the chicken over and press down so that the chicken is laying flat; then place in a roasting pan with the chicken broth.
- In a small bowl, combine the honey, all three mustards, rosemary, salt and pepper and whisk together; then brush the marinade generously over the chicken.
- Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the proper internal temperature is reached (165-180 degrees F)
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