Earlier this week we planned a simple, yet delicious, meal consisting of a full chicken which we can stretch into lunches the next day (surprise, surprise). For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a “spatchcock chicken” is, it is a whole chicken which has had the backbone removed so it can lay flat while cooking or roasting. When preparing the chicken we like to use a sharp pair of kitchen scissors and simply cut up both sides of the backbone until it is removed. By doing this you allow the chicken to cook quicker on the grill, opposed to a beer can or rotisserie style.
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 lb of mini red potatoes
- 3-4 tbsps of Meat Church’s “The Gospel” All Purpose Rub
- 1 tbsp of Wassi’s Maple Reserve
- 2 tbsps unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp of salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 1.5 tbsps distilled white vinegar
- Remove the backbone from the chicken, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry leaving the skin on.
- Season chicken with Meat Church’s “The Gospel” All Purpose Rub until thoroughly coated and dust with Wassi’s Maple Reserve rub for a touch of sweetness.
- Set the Big Green Egg to 400 degrees direct and place the chicken breast side down for 15 minutes or until the skin becomes crispy.
- After the 15 minutes, flip the chicken to the back side with the legs/thighs fanned out and let roast for 30-40 minutes until the breasts reach 155 degrees.
- While the chicken is on the egg, wash the red potatoes and place into a pot of water and set the stove to high and boil for 25-30 minutes until they are soft.
- Strain the potatoes and water and let them cool briefly. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a heavy glass/mug to press them into small circles.
- Heat butter in a pan on medium-high heat until melted and then place the pressed potatoes in the pan and rotate them until crispy on both sides. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the potatoes are crispy add the white vinegar and turn off the heat letting the vinegar soak into the potatoes.
- Remove the chicken after reaching 155 degrees and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve with a side of Trader Joe’s Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce and ENJOY!
This is a great recipe for hosting and/or meal prepping! You should get around 4-5 servings, dependent on how many scraps you end up feeding your dog. If you try it, let us know what you think!