- To spatchcock the chicken, place it breast side down and with the legs facing towards you. Use clean, strong and sharp kitchen scissors to cut along either side of the backbone to remove it. Flip the chicken over and spread it open as best as you can. To flatten it completely, break the breastbone by pressing down on it with the heel of your hand.
- To ensure the chicken stays flat while roasting, push two wooden or metal skewers diagonally through the chicken so that they cross in the middle.