Must Try! Chicken Under a Brick

August 4, 2011

(...or other heavy, heatproof object.) Naturally gluten free & dairy free, this classic dish is a cinch! Do you yearn for a perfectly cooked chicken? Crispy skin,  tender and succulent meat, all evenly cooked to perfection? Well, if that's the case, look no further! Known as Pollo al Mattone (literally Chicken Under a Brick), this traditional Tuscan style of cooking poultry is for grilling or roasting and will produce the perfect bird every time.

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Under A Brick
Tuscan-Style Chicken Under a Brick (Pollo al Mattone)
Butterflied chicken grilled under the weight of a brick, with a rosemary and olive oil marinade.

Chicken Under a Brick - Skillet Style
From the New York Times, this recipe sears the chicken in a skillet or Dutch Oven (beneath the weight of another skillet -- think cast iron here!) before oven roasting - yum!

Asian Style Brick Chicken
Using Thai Basil and lemongrass, this dish is infused with classic Southeast Asian flavors - simply substitute gluten free soy sauce and voila!

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