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Sunday Dinner Butterflied Chicken - a quick and easy way to make a delicious chicken every time! #whole30 #paleo

Sunday Dinner Butterflied Chicken

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 4-6 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Sunday Dinner Butterflied Chicken – A quick and easy way to make the perfect chicken every time!!


  • 58lb chicken, butterflied
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons ghee, melted


  1. Place Chicken in a container that allows it to sit fairly flat and rub down with salt, getting into every crevice.
  2. Combine olive oil, parsley, garlic, coco aminos and lemon juice.
  3. Pour over chicken and, using your hands, rub ALL over.
  4. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes (or as long as 48 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 400.
  6. Place chicken on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with pepper and a little more salt.
  8. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
  9. Reduce to 350 and keep cooking for an additional 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with the melted ghee and the drippings.
  10. Let rest 5-10 minutes and then serve. (I highly recommend you serve with some of the drippings poured on top).
  11. Or, cut up and keep in fridge for meal prep (again, I would highly suggest storing in the drippings so it retains flavor and doesn’t dry out!).