Trader Joe’s Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Trader Joe’s Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Sunday night Miss Bee and I made a trip to Trader Joe’s to do our meal planning for this week.  I saw this chicken in the meat department and thought it sounded good and would be perfect with the bag of fingerling sweet potatoes I picked up in produce.  It’s $4.49 a pound, so this chicken was $12.99.

Oh. My. Goodness.  Do yourself a favor and visit TJ’s this week and get this Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary chicken.  Here’s why:

  1. It’s super easy to cook.  You open the package, place the chicken in a pan and bake for about 75 minutes.  That’s it.
  2. It will make your house smell like you have been cooking in the kitchen all day.  Literally, your family will walk in and love you.
  3. It’s delicious.  I have a problem with rotisserie chickens, and the like, because they are so darn saltly.  The ingredients in this chicken are simple:

    Whole Split Chicken with Bone and Skin, Mojo Brine (Water, Orange Juice, Brown Sugar, Salt, Lime Juice), Marinade (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Buffered Vinegar, Rosemary, Parsley, Rosemary Extract), Lemon Slices.

    I placed diced sweet potatoes in the pan with the chicken and roasted them all together.  The juices from the chicken were yummy and coated the potatoes perfectly.  I served it with a side of TJ’s fresh green beans.

    If you are wondering what “Spatchcocked” means — it’s just a term used to describe the technique in which the meat has been prepared for roasting or grilling.

    So, you’ve learned something new and you’ll eat a tasty meal this week.  Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken”

  1. Glad to know the definition. I thought it might have been what happened to the boys when they were little and got in trouble with Mama.

    1. I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t grill it. Just make sure to use a meat thermometer so you know when it’s done. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks for reading my blog.

    1. Hi Darcie, I would say 4 people, but since it’s both dark and white meat it depends on the preferences of your guests. Thanks for reading my post!

  2. This in one of my all-time go-tos at Trader Joe’s (when it isn’t sold out).

    Has anyone tried cooking these in an air fryer? I did so this evening and although I had to cut the chicken in half, and then into breast and thighs, it was BY FAR the best way I’ve found to cook this chicken. It’s the best way I’ve found to achieve the crispiest skin and moistest meat by far. If you haven’t tried to do so by now, you need to ASAP!

    SIDE NOTE: Sometimes, I find it’s best to buy 2-3 of these chickens a time bc I often find that they’re sold out

    1. Thank you so much Mattie for leaving a comment. I don’t have an air fryer, but I know alot of people like theirs for just the reason you mentioned — crispy results. I want to also get an Instant Pot because people are raving about them. Take care!

    2. Hello Mattie,
      What temperature did you set your air fryer at and for how many minutes to cook this chicken?
      Thanks!

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