Spatchcock BBQ Chicken (Bearded Butcher's Flat Method)

Spatchcock BBQ Chicken (Bearded Butcher's Flat Method)

May 22, 2024Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning Co.

This recipe takes your average bird to the next level with a simple flat spatchcock technique. Seasoned with Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood Seasoning, this chicken gets cooked low and slow for maximum tenderness, then finished off with a quick sear for irresistibly crispy skin. Brushed with smoky BBQ sauce in the final minutes, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Let's get cooking!


Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 40-50 minutes



  1. Prep the Chicken: Choose your method: Preferred: Flat Chicken method: Follow The Bearded Butcher's YouTube video guide for this technique: "How to Spatchcock Chicken! (One of Our Best Chicken Recipes)." OR "Easy method: Spatchcock: Using kitchen shears, remove the backbone and flatten the chicken.
  2. Season generously with Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood Seasoning.
  3. Preheat your grill or smoker to 375-425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken skin-side up (if using skin) on the grill or smoker.
  4. For juicy results, use indirect heat for most of the cooking time. This means placing the chicken away from the direct flame or heat source.
  5. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. For crispy skin, crank up the heat to high (around 425 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Move the chicken directly over the heat source to crisp the skin.
  7. During the final 10 minutes, you can baste the chicken with Bearded Butcher BBQ sauce for a sweet and smoky glaze.
  8. Once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the breast, remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute for a more flavorful and tender chicken.


  • Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure accurate internal temperature readings.
  • To add a smoky flavor, add wood chips to your smoker during cooking.
  • Leftover chicken can be shredded and used in sandwiches, tacos, or salads.


To complete your feast, enjoy your extra flavorful & juicy BBQ Chicken with a side of grilled sweet corn seasoned with Bearded Butcher Blend Butter Seasoning and potatoes dusted with Bearded Butcher Blend Ranch Seasoning!

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