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Chicken Under a Brick

roasted in the oven
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Chicken Under a Brick

Chicken under a Brick - Oven roasted to perfection with rosemary and garlic

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 20 min.
Ready in
Calories:
479
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
4
servings
1
large Chicken (1,3 kg, ready to cook)
2 sprigs
3
2 tablespoons
gross Pepper (from the mill)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Aluminum foil, 1 Brick, 1 Poultry shears

Preparation steps

1.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 1

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Remove the backbone with poultry shears.

2.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 2

Place chicken skin side down on the work surface, pressing firmly to flatten. Place in a shallow dish.

3.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 3

Rinse rosemary and shake dry. Remove needles from stem; discard stem. Peel the garlic. Chop both rosemary needles and garlic together.

4.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 4

Mix rosemary and garlic with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread on the chicken, placing some of the mixture under the skin. Refrigerate chicken at least 1 hour, preferably marinate the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.

5.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 5

Place the chicken with skin side down in a heavy, large ovenproof pan or roasting pan. Wrap a brick in aluminum foil and weight down the chicken with the wrapped brick. Brown the chicken over medium heat for 5 minutes before placing in oven.

6.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 6

Preheat oven to 225 ° C (fan: not recommended, gas mark 3-4 or about 425 ° F.) Place on the middle rack and roast for 15 minutes. Remove brick and turn the chicken. Roast for another 20 minutes until cooked through, reducing the heat slightly.

7.
Chicken Under a Brick preparation step 7

Remove the chicken from the oven, tent with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie479 kcal(23 %)
Protein62 g(63 %)
Fat25 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates0 g(0 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin26.5 mg(221 %)
Vitamin B₆1.3 mg(93 %)
Folate15 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid2.1 mg(35 %)
Biotin4.8 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium621 mg(16 %)
Calcium32 mg(3 %)
Magnesium49 mg(16 %)
Iron1.7 mg(11 %)
Iodine25 μg(13 %)
Zinc2.4 mg(30 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.2 g
Uric acid379 mg
Cholesterol216 mg
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