Cajun Spatchcock Chicken

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker OP300
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cajun Spatchcock Chicken

This Cajun Spatchcock Roast Chicken is delicious with crispy skin and and juicy meat flavoured with a Cajun butter.

Recipe tags


  • 4lb Skin on Chicken, Spatchcocked
  • 5 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 large cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil, to drizzle over

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  • Step 1

    Pat the chicken dry.

  • Step 2

    Season inside and out with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Add the butter, Paprika, Oregano, Cayenne, Garlic, Lemon Juice and Salt and Pepper in a bowl. Mix to combine.

  • Step 4

    Set unit to preheat and select airfryer.

  • Step 5

    Set temperature to 180c and set timer to 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Loosen the skin of the chicken gently.

  • Step 7

    Push the butter under and on top of the skin until the entire crown is covered then season the Chicken.

  • Step 8

    Drizzle over olive oil.

  • Step 9

    Roast for 10 minutes breast side down and then turn the temperature up to 200 C.

  • Step 10

    Roast for another 25 – 30 minutes.Rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  • Step 11

    Optional – Serve with a flavoured Yoghurt – I blended a handful of Coriander, Mint, 1 tsp Cumin and 4 tbsp Plain Yoghurt together with some Lemon Juice and Salt.