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Chicken under a brick

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Chicken under a brick, cooked on a grill

Chicken under a brick, also known as brick chicken, is a roast chicken dish. In most preparations, a whole chicken is seasoned with lemon and herbs and roasted in an oven or grill with a brick placed on top to flatten the chicken and enhance browning.[1] The technique originated in Tuscany as pollo al mattone and has since become popular in many other countries.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Pang, Kevin (9 September 2018). "For the crispiest roast chicken, use a brick and it'll be browning slowly". The Takeout. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ DeWan, James P. (19 October 2017). "How to roast chicken under a brick — a Tuscan specialty". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  3. ^ Mayes, Frances (February 2010). "Pollo al Mattone: Chicken Under a Brick". Epicurious. Retrieved 20 April 2019.