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Spatchcocked Chicken with Lemons + Olives

A simple and quicker way to roast chicken
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 1 whole chicken spatchcocked
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 C. green olives pitted
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt
  • Lemon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425*
  • Coat baking dish with a think layer of olive oil
  • Line baking dish with one layer of lemons
  • Place chicken skin side up on baking dish
  • Rub olive oil into skin of chicken
  • Season liberally with salt and lemon pepper
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove and add olives to baking dish
  • Cook for a remaining 25 minutes