Spatchcock Barbecue Chicken with Raspberry Glaze


A brilliant blend of tart raspberries, rich, sweet balsamic vinegar, earthy rosemary, and spicy cayenne pepper creates an incredible glaze over juicy grilled chicken in this creative take on classic barbeque. Served with a fresh green salad and roasted baby red potatoes for an absolutely amazing dinner.

Spatchcock Barbecue Chicken with Raspberry Glaze
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 1 3.5-4 pound whole broiler-fryer chicken

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ cup seedless raspberry jam

  • ¼ cup dry red wine or cranberry juice


  1. To butterfly chicken, using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of backbone to remove. Rinse the chicken body cavity; pat dry with paper towels. Turn chicken skin side up and press down between the breasts to break the breast bone.

  2. In a small bowl stir together vinegar, rosemary, salt, and pepper; divide mixture in half. Brush half of the vinegar mixture on both sides of chicken.

  3. In a small saucepan combine remaining half of the vinegar mixture, the jam, and wine. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, for a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place chicken, skin side up, flat on grill rack over pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180°F in thigh muscle), brushing with raspberry glaze during the last 5 minutes of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place chicken on grill rack over the burner that is turned off. Grill as directed.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

730 Calories
39g Fat
35g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 730
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 753mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.7mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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