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by Maggie Fox January 10, 2023

Introducing our new video series: Top 5 Uses for Kitchen Scissors

Happy New Year, friends! Today we’re starting a new video series featuring our Top 5 Uses for Kitchen Scissors. We begin with Number 5: How to Spatchcock a Chicken, featuring our lovely and extremely popular Italiano Classico 8” Kitchen Scissors with detachable blades (great for cleaning in the hinge!)

We also thought it would be super fun to accompany these videos with our favourite recipes. In this case, one of my absolute stalwarts is Yemeni Spice-Rubbed Chicken, a recipe I originally found in Faye Levy's wonderful cookbook Feast From the Mideast which, 20 years later, is still in our top five most used cookbooks. (If, like us, you're fans of Rancho Gordo beans, you'll be delighted to know there are also loads of great bean recipes!) Please note: this chicken dish *must* be served with Faye’s Garlic Sauce...

Alpen Italiano Classico Kitchen Scissors

Grilled Whole Chicken with Yemeni Spice Rub
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric*
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Combine spices. Wash & pat dry a whole chicken (3-4 lbs). Using gloves, rub oil & then spice mixture all over the chicken, inside & out. Grill!

You’ll probably have some rub left over - I usually make a double batch to have some on hand. Doing two or more whole chickens on the rotisserie grill in this manner is a simple & delicious way to feed a crowd!

*We’re huge fans of Diaspora Co's single-origin Pragmati turmeric - it’s unbelievably earthy and flavourful, and lives up to it's promise - life-changing!

We hope you enjoy the video, and please feel free to leave us your comments and requests for future videos!

Using Kitchen Scissors #5: How to Spatchcock a Chicken

READ MORE: Why Quality Scissors Belong in Your Kitchen


Video #1: Ditch that Cutting Board!
Video #2: Cutting Fish
Video #3: Kitchen Prep
Video #4: Shelling Lobster

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