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Spatchcock Chicken Recipe

Spatchcocking your chicken not only speeds up the cooking time but also ensures juicy, flavorful meat every time. This dish is a delightful combination of crispy skin and tender meat, making it an ideal choice for a cozy dinner or a celebratory feast.

Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken

Plus, it’s packed with keto-friendly ingredients that will keep you satisfied without compromising on taste.


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Place the chicken breast-side down on a cutting board. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of the backbone and remove it.
  3. Flip the chicken over and press down firmly on the breastbone to flatten the chicken.
  4. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, and rosemary.
  6. Brush the seasoned oil mixture all over the chicken, making sure to coat it evenly.
  7. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy, and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  9. Serve your keto Spatchcock Chicken with your favorite low-carb sides and enjoy!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Whole chicken: 0g carbs
  • Olive oil: 0g carbs
  • Salt: 0g carbs
  • Black pepper: 0g carbs
  • Garlic powder: 1g carb per teaspoon
  • Paprika: 1g carb per teaspoon
  • Dried thyme: 1g carb per teaspoon
  • Dried rosemary: 1g carb per teaspoon

Total estimated carb content for entire recipe: 4-5g carbs

Keto Winner, Flavor Delivered!

In conclusion, this keto-friendly Spatchcock Chicken is a winner in terms of flavor, convenience, and low-carb content. It’s a dish that’s sure to impress both keto and non-keto diners alike, making it perfect for any gathering or weeknight meal. Give it a try and savor the deliciousness!

Credit to lowcarbspark on Reddit

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