Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips

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Need a quick and easy dinner idea for busy nights? Well, I have the perfect recipe for you. This Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips recipe comes together in just one hour and only calls for two main ingredients. The results? A fancy-looking meal that will wow everyone on your table!

This chicken dish is one of my most frequently-made recipes. It’s foolproof and every time I make it, it turns out perfect!



Juicy Chicken Roasted to Perfection

Deliciously Tasty

Guests Will Be Impressed!

When I have guests over, I always like to have a variety of dishes on my table; a lamb dish like The Best Slow Cooked Pomegranate Beef Shank, a vegetarian dish or any kind of salad, and of course a chicken dish.

This recipe is one of the easiest recipes. It is my ultimate go-to recipe when I have guests over. And since it is a quick meal, it is a perfect last-minute dinner idea.


The best Spatchcock Chicken

Colorful Spatchcock Chicken with Chips
Crispy chicken and chips

What makes Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips so special

This dish is a family favorite. I personally make it once a week and they love it! Even my 2-year-old son who doesn’t really like to chew, enjoys it. So I’m pretty sure you, your family and all your guests will love it too!

This Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips is perfect for the festive season! With Christmas just around the corner, you can prep a platter like this within 10 minutes. It’s also a great replacement for turkey.

It is so easy to put together with the instructions being so simple, this spatchcock chicken and chips is a walk in the park. It uses very few ingredients, most of them are available in your pantry right now. It takes less than 10 minutes to be prepped and a total of an hour to be ready.

Preparing dinner could be a hard task some days, but with this recipe, just prep the dish and pop in the oven while you get some other work done around the house making it an ideal dish for a busy lifestyle. And, its healthy! It is a well balanced meal, especially when paired with a fresh bowl of salad 🙂


What is Spatchcocking?

Spatchcocking is a great cooking technique that allows the chicken to cook faster. It consists of removing a chicken’s backbone so that it lays flat.

So here’s how I did it; I cut from the neck down on each side, and I just take the spine out of the chicken. I then turn it around and press the breast down, and there you have it!


Five-Star Meal!

Golden Spatchcock Chicken served with potatoes and greens
An explosion of tasty flavours

Pro Tips

I always use baby chicken for this recipe because it’s fresh, really meaty, and juicy.

One hour is enough to perfectly cook your chicken even if you were cooking a medium or large chicken.

An easy way to get rotisserie chicken is to use a generous amount of salt.

Don’t cover your chicken up as it sucks all the juices and goes dry. You might need to cover lamb but not chicken especially not smaller ones. Just bake it on high heat for 45 min to an hour and you will have succulent delicious juicy chicken.

Alongside it, you can make a fresh salad, or boil some vegetables like broccoli.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use unsalted butter instead?

This recipe calls for salted butter but it’s totally fine to use unsalted butter, all you have to do is double the amount of salt used later on.

How do I know if my chicken is fully cooked?

To test if your chicken is cooked properly, cut with a knife through the breast, if the water that comes out is clear then your breast is cooked.

How to store spatchcock chicken and chips leftovers?

Your leftovers, if you have any, can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.


Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Potatoes
  • Salted butter
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
Easy Sheet Pan Recipe

Step by Step

First, choose 2 trays, one for the chicken and the other one for the chips. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Then, wash your potatoes and sponge them really well. Leave the skin and cut them into big chunks.

Next, melt the butter so it becomes soft, because you want to create a paste. Then mix it with the spices and olive oil. Massage your chicken fully with the butter paste, place on a tray and set it aside.

Butter and spices paste spread on the baby chickens

Then, mix the rest of the butter paste with the chunky potatoes. When you lay your potatoes on the tray, make sure they don’t overlap on top of each other.

Potato chunks coated with butter and spices paste

Bake the two trays at the same time for no less than 45 minutes to an hour. Put the chicken on top and the potatoes on the bottom of the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes flip them so the chunky chips go on the top and the chicken on the bottom.

Golden and super crunchy oven roasted potatoes

After an hour, put the chicken right back to the top again just to make it more golden.


And there you have it, Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips!


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Simple Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken and Chips

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, choose 2 trays, one for the chicken and the other one for the chips. Preheat your oven to about 200 degrees.

  2. Then, wash your potatoes and sponge them really well. Leave the skin and cut them into big chunks.

  3. Next, melt the butter so it becomes soft, because you want to create a paste. Then mix the spices with olive oil.

  4. After that, massage your chicken fully with that butter paste. Then place your chicken on a tray and set it aside.

  5. Then, mix the rest of the butter paste with the chunky potatoes. When you lay your potatoes on the tray, make sure they don’t overlap on top of each other.

  6. Bake the two trays at the same time for no less than 45 minutes to an hour. Put the chicken on top and the potatoes on the bottom of the oven for 30 minutes, after 30 minutes flip them so the chunky chips go on the top and the chicken on the bottom.

  7. After the hour  put the chicken right back to the top again just to make it more golden. And there you have it.

Note

I always get baby chicken because it’s fresh, really meaty, and juicy.

One hour is enough to perfectly cook your chicken even if you were making a medium or large chicken.

An easy way to get rotisserie chicken is to use a generous amount of salt.

Don’t cover your chicken up as it sucks all the juices and goes dry. You might need to cover lamb but not chicken especially not smaller ones. Just bake it on high heat for 45 min to an hour and you will have succulent delicious juicy chicken.

Alongside it, you can make a fresh salad, boil some vegetables like broccoli.

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

2 Comments

  1. Hamideh

    My favourite way to make chicken it’s so soft and juicy

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