Quick-Roasted Chicken With Mustard and Garlic, Jacques Style

70 mins (prep 20, cooking 50)
11 ingredients
4 servings
Spatchcocking a whole chicken is the process of removing the backbone and flattening it. It reduces roasting time and produces an evenly roasted bird. Weighting it down with a brick covered with foil is supposed to be a great way to grill a whole chicken, but I have never done this. In this recipe by Jacques Pepin, he spatchcocks the chicken, then partially cuts through leg and thigh to reduce cooking time even further. This very easy recipe involves 2 steps in cooking, first on top of the stove over high heat, followed by roasting in the oven. Although I followed the recipe this time by cutting through the joints, I find I still get excellent results by simply removing the backbone, foregoing cutting through the joints until serving. WONDERFUL FLAVORS! Chef Jacques suggests serving with mashed potatoes. I found his recipe on the Food & Wine web site, and it is from his book, FAST FOOD MY WAY. With a beautiful organic chicken on hand and limited time, this is a fave.

Categories:  weeknight , easy , poultry , main-dish , meat , <-4-hours , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (29.31 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 85.55 Calories from Fat 69.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.77g 47.84%
Saturated Fat 1.05g 20.99%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 589.67mg 98.28%
Total Carbohydrate 1.75g 2.34%
Dietary Fiber 0.55 g 8.75%
Sugars 0.22 g %
Protein 0.81g 6.51%
Vitamin A 24.62IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 8.64mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large garlic cloves