Chicken Mattonee (under a brick)

Chicken under a brick

Chicken Mattonee (under a brick)

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    4-pound whole chicken, backbone cut away and discarded, rinsed, patted dry

  • 4

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

  • 3

    tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary plus additional sprigs for garnish

  • 2

    garlic cloves, pressed

  • Coarse kosher salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley

Directions

Open chicken flat like book; place butterflied chicken, skin side down, on rimmed baking sheet. Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, and garlic in small bowl. Rub mixture all over both sides of chicken. Cover and chill overnight. When I make it, I make a lot more marinade, like half cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup olive oil plus more garlic and rosemary. I put it all I'm my magic bulletin til it's a creamy yellow. I usually marinate it just as long as I can. At least one hour Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle chicken with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 7 minutes (do not turn chicken over). Place foil-wrapped brick (or cast-iron skillet) crosswise atop chicken; roast in oven 30 minutes. Remove brick and turn chicken over; return brick to chicken and continue to roast until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced, about 15 minutes longer. Remove brick and transfer chicken to platter. Drizzle chicken with remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and sprinkle with crushed red pepper and parsley. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.


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