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Grilled Tuscan-Style Chicken Under a Brick

Serves 4 to 6
Time 5 hr 45 min
This technique provides a juicy, perfectly cooked chicken with crispy skin. The smoky grill flavor and the bright taste of fresh herbs combine to make this the perfect dish for a casual summer patio meal. Ask a Meat Department Team Member to split the chicken in half, so it lies flat but is still intact (known as butterflied). Serve with a light pasta salad with lots of fresh herbs and sliced summer tomatoes.
Ingredients
  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, halved but still intact so that it lies flat
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, oregano and marjoram)
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method

Rub chicken all over with oil, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. 

Transfer to a wide, shallow dish, cover, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.

Prepare a grill for medium-low heat cooking (you should be able to comfortably hold your hand over the grill for 5 to 6 seconds). 

Drain excess marinade from the chicken and arrange, skin side down, on the grill. 

Immediately place two heavy bricks wrapped in foil or a weighted cast iron pan over the chicken. 

Close the lid of the grill and cook for about 15 minutes. 

When the skin is crispy and golden, flip chicken and cook on the other side for 15 to 20 minutes, until juices run clear when pierced with a knife or a meat thermometer registers 180°F. 

Serve chicken with wedges of lemon on the side.

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  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, halved but still intact so that it lies flat
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, oregano and marjoram)
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.