Spatchcocked Crispy Happy Chicken With Rich Orange Sauce
75 mins (prep 30, cooking 45)
22 ingredients
4-6 servings
Tigerduck set the ingredients nicely to Celebrate Chinese New Year beginning February 18 is called the Spring Festival! Year of the Pig! Chicken symbolizes happiness and prosperity--especially when served whole, serving it with an orange sauce because oranges represent wealth and good fortune they are China's most plentiful fruit. You can serve over rice or Longevity Noodles (which represent a long life an old superstition says that it's bad luck to cut them so leave them whole) to help absorb the sauce. This recipes integrates Asian (orange sauce), then a cooking Technique from Italy (an old method from Tuscany, what they call pollo al mattone), And a Tex-Mex (addition from the spicy smoky rub) a fusion to create this innovation of explosive new tastes and textures. Yes, bricks for the weight which will flatten the chicken resulting in a very crispy skin and a tender bird. Butterfly - Set the chicken on a board breast side down. With heavy kitchen scissors, cut along either side of the backbone, beginning at the tail end and cutting up. With one hand on each side of the chicken, open it forcefully, bending it back so the breastbone pulls away from the flesh on one side. With your hands, pull out the diamond-shaped purple bone in the center of the breast. If you don't have a pan large enough to hold the bird flat in 1 piece cut with the shears, along the center of the breast to halve the bird so to fit in 2 pans. ------

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Serving Size (143.66 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 182.74 Calories from Fat 81.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.09g 55.95%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 24.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 0.79%
Sodium 1261.4mg 210.23%
Total Carbohydrate 24.28g 32.37%
Dietary Fiber 1.82 g 29.05%
Sugars 15.38 g %
Protein 2.3g 18.37%
Vitamin A 457.95IU% Vitamin C 5.0mg%
Calcium 69.14mg% Iron 2.63mg%
*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:
fresh cracked pepper, dried thyme leaves, cold water, orange slice