Low Country Spatchcocked Chicken

Every part of my Low Country Spatchcocked Chicken turns out so crispy and juicy! 🍗

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Total Time1 hr 30 min
  • Yield8 - 10 Servings
  • Cooking Method
    • Boiling
    • Refrigeration


  • 2 cups packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry wine
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3 to 4 fresh sprigs thyme, leaved removed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Two 5-pound whole chickens


For the pimento cheese:


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.


In a food processor add the parsley, butter, lemon juice, oregano, sherry, red pepper flakes, garlic, thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Pulse until well combined. Scrape into small dish and set aside. Do not refrigerate.


Place each chicken, breast side down, on a cutting board. Using a chef’s knife or kitchen shears, cut along one side of the backbone, repeat on the other side to remove the backbone completely. (Save it for stock!) Turn the chickens over to breast side up and press down on the breastbones with the heel of your hand until they crack. Tuck the wing tips under the chickens so they don’t burn. Place both chickens on a rimmed baking sheet.


Rub half of the butter mixture under the skin of the breasts and thighs of each chicken. Melt the remaining butter mixture in a pan on the stovetop or in a microwave and brush all over the chickens.


Cover the chickens with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and baste with any remaining butter or cooking liquid on the bottom of the pan. Continue to bake until the chickens are dark brown with an internal temperature of 165 to 170 F on an instant read thermometer, 40 to 45 minutes more.

Comments (7)

  • What side should I serve

    jacqueline chapman
  • How to serve

    jacqueline chapman
  • What can I serve with this

    jacqueline chapman
  • When you say sherry wine is sherry cooking wine okay to use?

    Danielle James
  • This looks yummy. How can I save the recipe for later

    Janie Pitts
  • Hi Ms Brown, I love everything about you and your shows. I would like to know if you cook the chicken in the oven at 450 the entire time. Oh I talking about the Spatchocked Chicken. Thank you so much for all you do and you make me so happy watching you. Christine Gavin

    Christine Gavin
    • Hello Kardea… I loved all of your recipes. OMG! I made this LCS chicken for my daughter’s birthday. And it was a huge hit. Everyone absolutely loved it. With the leftover juice from.the chicken. I used it to make a gravy to serve on mashed potatoes. To die for🥰💗❤️

      Grace Montgomery

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