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Chef Martin Benn presents this delicious main meal.


  • 6 spatchcock

  • 250 ml riesling

  • 250 ml chicken stock

  • 200 g kalamata olives

  • 2 tablespoons Spanish salted capers

  • 8 Garlic Cloves unpeeled

  • dried oregano Greek is best for this dish

  • 2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika

  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon mirin

  • 250 medium Spanish olive oil

  • ground Black pepper

  • Salt

  • Parsley to garnish


  • 1.

    To break spatchcock in half, cut straight down the breastbone and backbone.

  • 2.

    Remove neck. Clean by removing some of the fat.

  • 3.

    Push the chicken back together so it is tight, then place into baking tray and cover with riesling.

  • 4.

    Add chicken stock, kalamata olives and Spanish salted capers.

  • 5.

    Break and add garlic as well as the dried oregano.

  • 6.

    Add smoked sweet paprika then give the dish a shake.

  • 7.

    Add soy sauce, mirin and ground pepper.

  • 8.

    Push all the ingredients down and mix together making the top moist. It should be 2/3 covered.

  • 9.

    Pour Spanish olive oil over the chicken.

  • 10.

    Place in a very hot oven about 220ยบ Celsius for 45 to 90 minutes, depending on how much you like your chicken cooked.

  • To serve:

  • 1.

    Place each spatchcock on a plate.

  • 2.

    Spoon over a generous amount of juice including the olives and capers.

  • 3.

    Garnish with parsley.

  • 4.

    Serve with a light, green salad with balsamic vinegar dressing, and season with cracked pepper and salt.

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Posted by jackicamReport
I saw this recipe on tv a few years back and have made it countless times because it is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!! The flavours are incredible and it's a total winner for dinner parties. It's great with a loaf of crusty bread for sopping up that GORGEOUS gravy. You have to try it to really appreciate this fantastic dish
Posted by pottery-2007Report
This was really really delicious, no dinner party just a great weeknight meal,many thanks
Posted by Report
Is this a Hungarian dish? Looks delicious by the way c:
Posted by ejade03Report
I've made this a few times now and it's so easy and delicious! The flavours are delicate and the chicken is so tender. I like to be generous with the paprika and ensure it's seasoned well to give it maximum flavour!
Posted by Neil69Report
Sounds great I will give this ago