Ingredients

How to make it

  • Open chicken flat like a book; place butterflied chicken, skin side down, on rimmed baking sheet or casserole dish. Mix 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp. oil, 1 tbsp. chopped rosemary, and garlic in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over both sides of chicken. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Sprinkle chicken with coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in 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 across 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 tbsp. lemon juice and sprinkle with crushed red pepper and parsley.
  • Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
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  • libbie 10 years ago
    loving it.
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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    This looks n sounds great. Nice Post.
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    " It was excellent "
    hungrybear ate it and said...
    Sound good
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    Wow, very interesting tx for sharing
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I love chicken under a brick...great job. Kitchen shears are so underused....perfect for taking out backbones. The skin gets so crispy and the chicken is still moist. Can't go wrong with the lemon and seasonings either.
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Good job-just love the marinade also.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Great post!!!
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  • darbar 10 years ago
    Yes I did, I just used a pair of kitchen scissors and snipped along each side of it! I had never done it before, but it was pretty easy.
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    Looks absolutely delicious!! Do you remove the backbone yourself? Is there any special technique?
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