I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But it is approaching very fast. One of the most important things for my family during the holidays is actually spending time together. My grandma and I would always start prepping days before. Then we would wake up super early and start cooking so by the time everyone arrived, we can then spend time together. This Cajun spatchcock chicken is definitely the way to go if you don’t have a big family. The hardest part may be prepping the chicken for the oven. But other than that, it’s definitely way less work than a turkey. So if you aren’t feeling turkey this year, this chicken deserves a spot at the table.
Now, this year I’m struggling a bit because this is the very first holiday season we won’t be spending with our Grandmother. It is very difficult to even think about. She is currently back in Africa so this is the first year my siblings and I will start our own holiday traditions. But, her recipes are definitely going to be present.
Spatchcock chicken has always been a favorite of mine. Spatchcocking or butterflying a chicken doesn’t just cut down the cooking time. But, it also allows you to be more creative with the cooking process. All you need to spatchcock a chicken is a good pair of kitchen shears in order to remove the backbone. After removing the backbone, you can now flatten and open the chicken. This allows you to cook the bird in many different ways from the oven to the grill to pan frying.
I know there are some people who don’t always love the process of cooking a turkey. Which I completely understand. There is nothing wrong with switching things up every Thanksgiving. My family has always been into switching things up. We’ve done Cornish game hens, roasts, and even fish. So don’t be afraid to go beyond the norm. It’s fun and different. Give this Cajun spatchcock chicken a try and you won’t regret it. It is rubbed with yummy cajun spices roasted to perfection.
CAJUN SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN
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