Grilling a whole chicken is easy when you butterfly it. Also known as spatchcocking, butterflying is simply removing the backbone so the bird can be opened up like a book and laid flat, which promotes fast and even cooking. You can ask your butcher to do it, though it's easy to do yourself with a good pair of kitchen scissors. We've added a step that involves threading two skewers through the butterflied chicken, which keeps it flat and makes for a pretty presentation.
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