Spicy Spatchcock Chicken

1. Preheat oven 200 degrees fan.

2. Coarsely crush the black peppercorns with a pestle and mortar. Add the dried chillies and crush a little more, but not too finely.

3. Make a marinade by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice, minced chilli (optional), garlic, black pepper, crushed chillies chopped rosemary and sea salt. 

4. Put the chicken in a shallow dish, pour over the marinade, and turn the chicken once or twice to coat. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour turning occasionally.

5. Transfer the chicken to a roasting dish, place chicken in the oven and reduce to 180 degrees. Cook for 1 hour or until cooked. 

Total Recipe Time: One Hour +

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr +
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Manor Farm whole chicken (1500g) - spatchcocked
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp crushed chillies 
  • 100ml olive oil 
  • Juice 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp minced red chilli (optional) 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus an extra few sprigs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes, plus extra 
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Preparation / Cooking Steps:

1. Preheat oven 200 degrees fan.

2. Coarsely crush the black peppercorns with a pestle and mortar. Add the dried chillies and crush a little more, but not too finely.

3. Make a marinade by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice, minced chilli (optional), garlic, black pepper, crushed chillies chopped rosemary and sea salt. 

4. Put the chicken in a shallow dish, pour over the marinade, and turn the chicken once or twice to coat. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour turning occasionally.

5. Transfer the chicken to a roasting dish, place chicken in the oven and reduce to 180 degrees. Cook for 1 hour or until cooked. 

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