SWEET AND SPICY SOY GLAZED SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH SAUTÉED BABY BOK CHOI AND SNAP PEAS.
Spatchcocking a chicken may seem intimidating, but it's surprisingly easy. Just cut along each side of the backbone, remove, and lay that chicken open! You can take an extra step to really get the chicken flat by pressing hard on the breast bone until you hear a crack.
It creates an impressive presentation and the soy glaze in this recipe is so versatile that you can use it for any protein or veggie you'd like to give a little Asian Cuisine flavor to!
This awesome dish was part of our 5th Instagram LIVE cook. You can still find the video in our IGTV Series if you'd like to watch and cook along!
The plated dish! @itsauceofficial
The full spatchcock chicken from @southside_boyz_bbq
-1 Whole Chicken
-2 Heads of Baby Bok Choi
-2 Cups Snap Peas
-1 English Cucumber
-1 Cup Radishes
-1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (We like to use Tamari)
-1/2 Cup Honey
-2 Tbl IT SAUCE, Criolla-Honey
-1/4 Cup finely sliced Scallion
-1 Tbl Ground Ginger
-2 Tbl rice wine vinegar
-1 tsp Fish Sauce
-Salt and Pepper
STEP ONE: Spatchcock your chicken. With a knife or kitchen shears, cut along each side of the backbone and remove/discard. Flip the bird over, and with both hands, firmly press on the breast bone until you hear a crack. This way you'll be able to flatten the bird more.
STEP TWO: Season the chicken on both sides, however you like to season. We did salt and pepper. Get the chicken on the grill at 400 degrees.
STEP THREE: Make your glaze. Combine soy sauce, honey, IT SAUCE, scallion, ginger, rice wine vinegar and fish sauce.
STEP FOUR: When your chicken is nearing the end of the cook, begin glazing with your homemade spicy-soy glaze.
STEP FIVE: Pull chicken to rest and work on your vegetable sauté. Add your chopped baby bok choi, chopped radishes, snap peas and sliced cucumber to a pan with oil, salt and pepper. Sauce until vegetables are slightly tender.
STEP SIX: Plate your dish with all of your elements; Veggies, Chicken, Spicy-Soy Glaze.
* Rice would be a nice addition to this dish, if you're looking for another was element.