Today’s recipe is Garlic Herb Spatchcock Chicken. A dish that can feed a family for one night or provide dinner for the week for a single person.
Garlic Herb Spatchcock Chicken is a tasty dish and very versatile. Whatever is left over after dinner makes for a great salad or sandwich, or my favorite, tacos.
A tasty piece of roast chicken is something I have had so many times, it would be impossible to say how many. It was a traditional Sunday dinner when I was growing up. I can conjure the smell of a tasty roast bird emanating from the oven right now. The skin is my favorite. That thin and crispy, slightly salty skin that disappears soon after placing it in your mouth, is the best partner to the flesh of the chicken.
Almost any side dish will work with Garlic Herb Spatchcock Chicken. Vegetables, salad, rice, potatoes. How about fresh bread and butter, and a nice bottle of wine – the perfect picnic.
Whenever I eat out at a restaurant, I never order chicken. I mean never, but I do make chicken dishes regularly. I guess I see chicken as a dish made at home. Everyone loves chicken. Nonetheless, I do know of a couple of restaurants in New York City that are known for serving great chicken dishes – Dirty French and Rotisserie Georgette. Give them a try the next time you’re in town.
What I like about Garlic Herb Spatchcock Chicken is that it is an any day of the week dish. It can be served as a part of a Sunday supper with potatoes, rice, beans and veggies. Or a weeknight dinner, with quinoa salad perhaps. The opportunities to make a handsome meal with this dish are limitless.
Don’t be concerned with cooking a whole chicken for just yourself either, just remember my single woman/man mantra below.
Single woman/man mantra: Roast a whole chicken on Sunday and eat for the rest of the week.