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Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Corn Salad

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Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Corn Salad
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4
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Once you go spatchcock, you never go back! Removing the backbone with scissors ensures quick, even cooking, and this chicken’s spicy grilled flavor can’t be beat.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix chicken
1
whole chicken (3 to 4 lb)
4
ears fresh sweet corn, husks removed, cleaned
2
tablespoons butter, melted
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2
green onions, thinly sliced
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
Lime wedges

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix oil and taco seasoning mix. Set aside.
  • 2 Place chicken, breast side down, on cutting board. Using kitchen scissors, cut along one side of backbone, starting at thigh and working up toward wing. Repeat on other side of backbone; remove backbone from chicken. Discard backbone, or reserve for making stock. Turn breast side up, and press down firmly on breastbone until chicken flattens. Brush chicken all over with oil mixture.
  • 3 Place chicken on grill, breast side down, over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 minutes, then turn 90 degrees, and cook, covered, 8 minutes longer. Turn breast side up, and cook, covered, 11 to 17 minutes longer or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads at least 165°F. Transfer to cutting board. Rest, tented with foil, 5 minutes. Carve chicken into 8 serving pieces.
  • 4 Meanwhile, brush corn with melted butter. Place corn on grill. Cover grill; cook 12 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned in spots. Transfer to cutting board; let stand 5 to 7 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Cut kernels from ears of corn. Discard cobs. In medium bowl, mix corn kernels, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, salt and pepper. Serve chicken with corn salad and lime wedges.
Tips  

Save the backbone and carcass of the chicken for stock. You can also save the corn cobs to make a corn stock for polenta, risotto, pasta or sauces.

Need some cheese in your corn salad? Stir in a little queso fresco.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
220
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
730mg
31%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
43g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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