Cozy up around a traditional roast for your next Sunday dinner: This Garlic Butter Lemon Spatchcock Chicken is easy, juicy and full of flavour.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
You can spatchcock a fresh chicken 2 days in advance, if you work cleanly. Simply keep it in a roasting tin on the bottom shelf of your fridge, well wrapped, so it doesn't drip or leak on your other food. You can also ask your butcher to do it for you and then lightly vacuum pack it. If you defrost a chicken in the microwave, you need to use it immediately.
The compound butter can be made three days ahead and kept in an airtight container in the fridge.