Friday, July 9, 2010

How to Butterfly a Chicken

This is my new favorite way to prepare chicken. I "butterflied" the chicken then rubbed seasonings (Lawry's, black pepper, parsley and garlic) under the skin before grilling. It took about 45 minutes on the grill, I kept the temperature between 350 and 400. So mouthwatering good!

Here is a link to butterflying instructions.

Butterflying is easy to do and helps the chicken cook faster and more evenly. Please make sure you use a thermometer to ensure it is thoroughly cooked, it should measure 180 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh or the breast. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the info Karen, great video, I will give it a go next time on the BBQ! Ina

  2. I thought poultry only had to measure at least 165F?

  3. Hi Caroline,
    I always measure it at 185 degrees, I took that from my Betty Crocker cookbook. Everything online says 165 degrees, even the USDA so I think you are safe with that. Thanks for the comment!