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spatchcocked chicken with sourdough croutons & schmaltz on a white plate with a green salad

Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & Schmaltz

This Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & Schmaltz is incredibly easy to make and will become one of your favorite one-pan dinners. The chicken fat - the schmaltz - crisps up the sourdough croutons in an incomparably way.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings
Calories: 830 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson



  1. Position oven rack in top third of oven. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
  2. Tear the bread into large bite-sized pieces and scatter on a rimmed half sheet pan, positioning them somewhat near the middle. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay the spatchcocked chicken on top of the bread; most of the bread will be underneath the chicken, but you do want some pieces around the chicken. Brush the chicken with the softened butter, then the oil, then season liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast the chicken for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan front to back and roast for another 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (not touching bone) registers 165°F/74°C. Allow to sit for 5 minutes for juices to redistribute within the chicken.
  5. While the chicken is resting, toss a large amount of salad greens with vinaigrette. Mound the salad on dinner plates and lay pieces of chicken and schmaltz-crisped sourdough croutons on each plate and serve immediately. Pass napkins because you will be drooling with ecstasy.



  • This dish is SO easy and SO delicious that once you make it, you will turn to it again and again. PROMISE. Start with great quality chicken and sourdough and your results will be stellar.

FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Garlic-Infused Oil: Make your own Garlic-Infused Oil or buy a commercial equivalent for the easiest way to add garlic flavor to your food. Fructans in garlic are not oil-soluble, so garlic-infused oil is low FODMAP.
  • Oil: All pure oils are fats and contain no carbohydrates, therefore they contain no FODMAPs.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Nutrition Facts
Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & Schmaltz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 830 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.