Mains, Meat

Spicy Roast Spatchcock Chicken

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Spicy Roast Spatchcock Chicken

TIP: Chicken can be left to marinate first. 


  • 2.2kg whole chicken
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp rose harissa
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Flaked sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Place chicken, breast side down on a large chopping board. With a pair of poultry shears or scissors remove the backbone. Turn chicken over and press down on breast to flatten. Trim off any excess skin. 

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix lemon zest, juice, harissa and oil. Brush mixture all over chicken and season as desired. 

  • Step 3

    Insert both crisper plates into the drawer. Place chicken breast side down, in the centre, of crisper plates. Insert drawer into unit. 

  • Step 4

    Select MEGAZONE, select ROAST, set temperature to 190°C and set time to 35 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking.  

  • Step 5

    When 20 minutes remain, open drawer and flip chicken. Close drawer to continue cooking.  

  • Step 6

    Cooking is complete when chicken reach an internal temperature of 75˚C. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving.