The Perfect Roast Chicken

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Sometimes all you need is The Perfect Roast Chicken from SkinnyEntertaining 🤩 Juicy, tender and crispy, tasty skin.

Pretty please promise me that you will make the Gravy from Scratch with the drippings from the roast too….⁠

Perfect for entertaining or making an epic roast dinner. Both these recipes feature in SkinnyEntertaining (FYI don’t skip the Twice Cooked Potatoes… you can thank me later!)⁠

How to Spatchcock a Chicken for The Perfect Roast Chicken:

  • Place your whole chicken breast side down.
  • Using sharp kitchen shears remove the neck, back bone and parsons nose by cutting down either side of the spine.
  • Take a sharp knife and make a cut through the cartridge at the top of the inside breastbone to make breaking the breastbone easier.
  • Flip the chicken over and press down firmly, with the palm of your hand between the breasts to flatten it out.
  • Tuck your wings under the breastbone, and turn the legs inside out.
  • Now you have a perfect spatchcock chicken.
The Perfect Roast Chicken

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: BBQ
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 359kcal


  • 1 whole chicken
  • garlic
  • shallot
  • butter or olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh rosemary
  • Rosemary Lemon Salt - SkinnyEntertaining


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Serving: 196g | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.6g | Protein: 43.9g | Fat: 43.9g | Saturated Fat: 19.7g | Sodium: 1140mg | Sugar: 0.8g