Properly Free Range Spatchcock Chicken
Perfect for roasting whole, or marinating and popping on the barbecue Read more
Why we love this
Properly Free Range Spatchcock Chicken is an absolute winner on any BBQ. Wonderfully tender meat sits underneath gorgeously crispy skin, for a feast that is unlike any other.
To spatchcock a chicken, the backbone needs to be opened up, thus allowing it to be completely opened out and flattened. Doing this reduces the cooking time significantly and allows the whole bird to be cooked in different, speedier ways, like barbecuing.
Our delicious Properly Free Range Spatchcock Chicken can also be roasted in the oven and works exceptionally well with various marinades.
A Pipers Farm chicken lives twice the length of most other birds, foraging amongst pasture.
Properly Free Range Chicken
To cook in the oven
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Generoulsy season the spatchcock chicken and place into a roasting dish.
Pop the dish into the oven and roast for 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
To cook on the BBQ
Light your BBQ and bring the coals to a medium heat.
Place the chicken skin-side down over the hot part of the barbecue, away from any direct flames, and cook for 4-5 minutes until well browned.
Flip over and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
Transfer to a cooler part of the BBQ and cook for around 30 minutes.
Spatchcock Chicken with Wild Garlic Pesto
This simple recipe is low on fuss but big on vibrant spring flavours, and as an added bonus it looks so beautiful served at an alfresco gathering.