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Flat Brick Chicken

Chicken cooked with a brick? Yup! If you don’t have a brick, a cast iron skillet, heavy pot, or panini pan will do just fine. Enter the crispiest, moistest chicken you’ve ever had.
  Split chicken breasts 3 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1 Medium, juiced
  Rosemary sprigs 3 Medium
  Thyme sprig 1 Medium

1. In a bowl, place the chicken and coat it with olive oil.
2. Remove the thyme and rosemary for the stem, and rub gently with your hand.
3. Add in the lemon juice, rosemary and thyme, and toss well to coat all the pieces.
4. In a skillet over medium low heat, place chicken breast in single layer.

5. Place something heavy over the chicken like, iron skillet, Panini pan or foil wrapped brick, and allow to cook for 15 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Remove the weight, flip the chicken and cook for 15 to 16 minutes or until the thickest part measures 180°F and chicken is golden brown in colour.

7. Serve hot as it is or with desired dip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Frying Pan
Chicken Breast
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Here is a guaranteed way to make a real crispy chicken. Watch this video as Katie shows you how to prepare a crispy, lemony chicken. Look at this unique style to cook this chicken under a brick, a cast iron skillet, heavy pot, or panini pan. See the video and surely give it a try...

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 297 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.2%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.4%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 131.5 mg43.8%

Sodium 148.1 mg6.2%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.64 g2.6%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 53 g105.1%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 18.2%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 10.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Flat Brick Chicken Recipe Video