Have you ever heard of spatchcock chicken? I hadn't.
It's just another name for butterflying a whole chicken. Then since you can flatten it out on a baking sheet, it cooks a lot faster. Also great to grill!
This was so yummy! And so fun.
Then you lay it breast side up, and flatten it on the baking sheet. I used a rimmed baking or cookie sheet.
Put some olive oil on the baking sheet, then a layer of thinly sliced lemon, then the chicken that has been oiled, salted, peppered.
Use your fingers to separate the skin from the legs and breast, and slip in some lemon slices and garlic.
I baked at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, and then 30 or so more minutes til done.
(yes, the garlic turned blue....I googled this a while back, and that's ok.)
My Kitchen Escapades - easy and fabulous!
And I'm not even a cauliflower fan. Mister thought it was fresh cauliflower.
The chicken spattered all over the oven. So the next night we got the bright idea of using the oven's self cleaning feature.
Um.....it set off the smoke alarms NON-stop, which are wired into the electrical system. The self cleaning cycle is 4 hours long, but fortunately I came up with a brilliant inspiration to quiet the alarms.
I wrapped the kitchen smoke alarm in plastic wrap. And remembered to take it off the next morning.
Boy, the fumes generated from that cleaning cycle made our eyes and throats burn.
I will not be doing that again unless the windows and doors are wide open!
Joining Yvonne at Stone Gable, for On the Menu Monday! Make sure to visit. She has some fabulous dishes featured!