Chicken Under a Brick

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Chicken Under a Brick Chicken Under a Brick Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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1 (4- to 5-pound) whole chicken
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Aluminum foil-wrapped brick
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley


1. Remove and discard giblets from chicken. Using kitchen shears, cut chicken along both sides of backbone; discard backbone. Using heels of both hands, press chicken down until flattened.

2. In a 13x9-inch baking dish, combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

3. Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).

4. Place chicken on grill rack, and top with an aluminum foil-wrapped brick. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, for 15 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer registers 165°, replacing brick after turning.

5. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth and next 3 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with chicken. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Publication: Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

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