Spatchcocked (or UnSpatchcocked) Chicken with Vine Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Spatchcocked (or UnSpatchcocked) Chicken with Vine which belongs to the Poultry recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 3 pounds (1.6 kg) chicken?either whole or cut up
  2. 1 cup (240 ml) cider vinegar
  3. 3 teaspoons chili powder
  4. 2 tablespoons (3 g) Splenda
  5. 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon paprika
  6. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  7. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  8. teaspoon cumin
  9. teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

Technically, you're supposed to cut along both sides of the backbone and remove it entirely, but that's too much work for me, so I just let my chicken look uneven.

I know this sounds hard, but if you have good poultry or kitchen shears? my Martha Stewart shears from Kmart work just fine?it takes all of about a minute and a half.

Make the cut along the bottom side of the chicken, grab either side of the cut, and pull the chicken open.

Press down on the breastbone until you hear a slight crack.

Now you have a flat chicken you can lay on a grill.

Or you can just not bother.

I'm describing the process because it's terribly, terribly trendy in grilling circles right now, and anyway, whole chickens are often quite cheap.

However, I think it's easier just to use a cut-up chicken, you know? The baste works just as well with the parts, and you don't have to carve.

Either way, start by lighting your grill; you'll want it at medium heat.

While the grill is heating, combine everything but the chicken.

Grill the chicken starting skin-side up, and keeping the grill closed except when basting or dealing with flare-ups, grill for 15 minutes, basting frequently with the vinegar mixture using a clean utensil each time.

Turn skin-side down and grill for 7 to 9 minutes, still basting; then turn skin-side up again and continue grilling until juices run clear when chicken is pierced to the bone or an instant-read thermometer registers 180F (85C).

Serve.

Serving Yield

5 servings

Nutrition Information

Even with all of the basting liquid you'd get only 5 grams of carb, with 1 gram of fiber, or 4 grams of usable carb per serving?but you won't consume all of the basting liquid. Count no more than 2 grams per serving; 40 grams of protein.