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Chicken Under A Brick Recipe

Chicken Under a Brick is one of the easiest grilled chicken recipes around.

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You need a flavorful marinade, a butterflied chicken (ask your butcher to do this for you if you are not comfortable), two garden bricks wrapped in heavy duty foil, and a grill.

It really is that simple. You can use any combination of herbs and spices you like, though you’ll see my favorites below in the recipe. 

Garlic and Italian herbs are definitely classic, as is Rosemary. You could also go for Indian flavors and add curry powder. 

That would be totally delish!

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If you have an old rickety grill like mine, watch for flare ups. I keep a squirt bottle near by filled with water or even beer to put out any fires.

Chicken Under a Brick is a crowd pleaser, whether it’s just a family dinner or full-on game day grub.

Pair it with potatoes, a bright green salad, and don’t forget one of our dessert recipes to finish off the meal!

Chicken Under A Brick Photo
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Chicken Under A Brick Recipe

Leslie Green
Chicken Under a Brick is a unique way to create a crispy and delicious grilled meal. Just follow these steps…
4 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Chicken 4 pounds, butterflied
  • 1 lemon-worth Lemon Juice
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary dried
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme dried
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garden Bricks wrapped in heavy duty foil

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil.
  • Place the chicken in a 9×13 pan and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium and remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Place the chicken fat side down and place two bricks on the chicken.
  • Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Flip and place the bricks back on and grill for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature has reached 165°F.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes prior to cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 299mg
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy, Grilling
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Chicken Under A Brick Picture

Chicken Under A Brick Recipe

Leslie Green
Chicken Under a Brick is a unique way to create a crispy and delicious grilled meal. Just follow these steps…
4 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Chicken 4 pounds, butterflied
  • 1 lemon-worth Lemon Juice
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary dried
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme dried
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garden Bricks wrapped in heavy duty foil

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil.
  • Place the chicken in a 9×13 pan and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium and remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Place the chicken fat side down and place two bricks on the chicken.
  • Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Flip and place the bricks back on and grill for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature has reached 165°F.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes prior to cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 299mg
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy, Grilling
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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