Chef John's Chicken Under a Brick

A foil-wrapped brick presses herbed chicken against a hot cast iron skillet in Chef John's recipe for "Pollo al Mattone." This Italian cooking method results in crisp-skinned chicken with moist, juicy meat.

Use kitchen shears to cut down both sides of the backbone. Remove backbone and discard. Cut through breastbone from the inside until chicken folds out like a book and lays flat. Season chicken...


Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2) pound whole chicken, wings removed
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch herbes de Provence, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 2 heavy clay bricks, wrapped tightly in aluminum foil

Recipe reviews


Start the discussion...


Still not reviewed, be first


Related recipes like Chef John's Chicken Under a Brick

chicken noodle role

Bbcgoodfood.com
this is a perfict recipe to make christmas eve....

chicken noodles; 10 slices of chicken role ... microwave the noodles for 4mins and 30 secs; then put the noodles on top of the ... Veg packed noodle & egg bowl .

  • 45 Min
  • serves 1 - 10 rolls

Bangladeshi korma

Bbcgoodfood.com
Nadiya Hussain passes on the chicken korma recipe she learnt from her mum - it's a rich, filling dis...

Nadiya Hussain passes on the chicken korma recipe she learnt from her mum it's a rich, filling dish with hard boiled eggs and a delicious mix of spices.

  • 20 Min
  • serves 4

Chicken with tomato & olives

Bbcgoodfood.com
A quick and easy one-pot dish for summer - great for using up leftover cooked chicken...

Tip in 2 x 400g cans cherry tomatoes, 1 tsp sugar and the shredded basil. Bring to a boil, then ... Add a handful olives, the sliced meat from a whole cooked chicken and any juices. Gently stir. .... Braised chicken with olives and tomatoes. 2.85.

  • 5 Min
  • serves 4