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Butterfly Grill a Whole Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken

These are simple instructions on how to butterfly and grill a whole chicken also known as Spatchcock Chicken!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Butterfly and grill whole chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 409kcal
Author Lauren



  • Clean and rinse whole chicken. Using kitchen shears or a very sharp knife, cut out the backbone of the chicken. Open the whole chicken up and cut a little notch in the breastbone to help it lay flat.
  • Brush the whole bird with some canola oil and sprinkle with salt. Place chicken on hot grill, skin side down. {I used a charcoal grill with all my hot coals on one side so I could have a hot side and a cool side, just incase my bird was cooking too quickly or not quick enough.}
  • Flip chicken over once skin has browned and brush with bbq sauce. Continue cooking on the other side until meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove from grill and cover with foil to rest 10 minutes. Cut and serve.


Calories: 409kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 360mg | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg