Barefoot Contessa Butterflied Chicken Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1/4 cup Fresh Rosemary, chopped; plus 2 sprigs
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Roasted Chickens, deboned and butterflied
  • 1/2 Lemon, thinly sliced


  1. Mix the chopped rosemary, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, one tablespoon olive oil, two teaspoons salt and half teaspoon pepper together in a small bowl to make a paste.
  2. Place chickens on a sheet pan with the skin side up - and loosen the skin from the meat with your fingers. Place half of the paste under the skin of each chicken.
  3. Rub any remaining paste on the outside and underside of the chickens.
  4. Turn chicken skin side down and scatter the lemon slices and sprigs of rosemary over each chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Roll each chicken up, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.
  5. Heat a grill with coals. Spread the coals out in a dense layer and brush the grill with oil.
  6. Unroll the chickens, place them on the grill and cook for a dozen minutes on each side.


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Author: Matt R.
Source: Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 160
Calories 358

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 604mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 40g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.