Excellent Lemon and Herb Spatchcock Chicken with Cheesy Garlic Bruschetta

Serves 4-6

Excellent Spatchcock Chicken: 

  1. Preheat oven to 140⁰C
  2. Place the lemon halves and cloves into a roasted dish and then place the chicken on top of lemon and garlic.
  3. Place the chicken into the oven and allow to slow roast for 2 hours.
  4. 15 minutes before the chicken is removed, the oven temperature must be changed to 200C to ensure that the chicken is golden brown and crispy.

Cheesy garlic bruschetta:

  1. Once the chicken is removed from the oven, remove the roast garlic from the roasting dish and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the French loaf slices with the Italian herbs and olive oil.
  3. Smear the roasted garlic on the top side of each of the slices and top with the mozzarella.
  4. Optional: Place the slices on a roasting tray and then into the oven under the grill for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese has melted with some golden crust.

To serve: Plate the roasted chicken with the roasted lemon and cheesy garlic bruschetta and serve.


  • 1 x Excellent Meat Lemon and Herb Spatchcock Chicken
  • 1x Lemon, halved
  • 1x Whole garlic head, separated into cloves
  • 1x French loaf
  • 5ml Italian herbs
  • 30ml Olive oil
  • 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated