Sizzling Sunday Supper: Chicken under a brick




Now, this is not just another cook chicken for Sunday Supper recipe, this recipe is more sizzling than most and I for one, just cannot wait to try it. So, shopping for a whole chicken is somewhat in my future.


Chicken Under a Brick, NYT Cooking!


Chicken under a brick

1 (3 to 4 pound) chicken

1/4 cup olive oil

Kosher salt to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste



Butterfly the chicken. Remove the backbone and flatten the chicken. Heat the olive oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat and add the chicken skin side down. Place a 10 inch lid over the chicken and weight down with a brick. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the brick and lid and turn the chicken. Season to test with salt and pepper and replace the lid and brick. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes longer or until cooked through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


I snagged this recipe from a book curated by The Women's Exchange of Memphis, dated 2006! But, the photo above is from another easy version of this very recipe, found over at The New Times Cooking.  Click on the link below to start a RECIPE BOX at The NY Times! 


Chicken Under a Brick

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