A flattened chicken looks impressive, but looks aren’t the only benefit to butterflying. Since the flat shape allows for more even heat distribution during cooking, a butterflied chicken cooks faster and stays juicier than a whole chicken.
Look for a Chardonnay with butter and spicy oak notes, like the 2003 Buehler, Russian River Valley ($14), or a medium-bodied supple Pinot Noir, like the 2004 Hahn Estates, Monterey County ($18).
You can use leftover chicken in a mediterranean chicken salad with fennel, raisins & pine nuts.
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I have made the 3 butterflied chicken recipes from the article and I like this one best. I've done this on the grill and in the oven- turns out great! I skipped the bed of thyme but it's still very tasty.
I like the technique of spreading the mustard under the skin. You can easily spread it across the whole chicken, without having to pull away all the skin. Great for leftovers!
This chicken is amazing. Cook it on a weber grill indirect and you will be very happy! It might take longer to cook than the time discussed in the recipe, but that depends on your grill temp. Make sure you have a good insta-read thermometer.
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