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Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken

whole roasted chicken on a rack
Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken

Who doesn’t love a roasted chicken? You’d have to be out of your mind not to! In my version, I went with a Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken. I love how beautiful the chicken looks after it is roasted. Heck! I may even make my turkeys like this for Thanksgiving from now on!

As you can see, when I like something, I really like it! hahaha I also like that the chicken roasts so evenly when it’s butterflied. In this case, I seasoned the chicken right before I roasted it so no seasoning ahead and letting it sit. The flavor was excellent, no compromise there. So don’t worry about seasoning ahead of time.

In the bottom photo I served the chicken with my Black Bean Cilantro Saffron Rice. Another must try recipe!

So here you go! Let’s make it!

roasted chicken leg with black bean rice on a plate
Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken

Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken
whole roasted chicken on a rack

Roasted Butterflied Latin Style Chicken

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Course: dinner, How to, Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean, Dominican, Latin, Latin Fusion
Keyword: baked chicken, butterflied chicken, chicken, dominican chicken, easy chicken recipe, fast chicken recipe, latin chicken, quick chicken recipe, roasted chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 people


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 3 tbs Goya adobo
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 packet Goya chicken bullion
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Preheat oven to 500º degrees.
  • Clean out the giblets from inside the chicken and rinse out well.
  • Cut any excess fat or skin. I use a sharp kitchen shear.
  • Lay the chicken breast side down. Remove the spine by cutting along the sides of the spine. You may need to use a bit of strength to get it done. Please be careful. Toss the spine.
  • Clean the inside further and rinse chicken.
  • Place chicken skin side up and press down with force on the breast bone to flatten the chicken as much as possible.
  • Place chicken on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet with a wire rack over the foil.
  • Start with drizzling the oil over the chicken and follow with the rest of the spices, making sure they are evenly distributed over the chicken.
  • Roast chicken until thickest part of breast close to bone registers 150°F on an instant-read thermometer and joint between thighs and body registers at least 175°F, about 45 minutes, reducing heat to 450°F if chicken starts to darken too quickly.


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