Grilled Chicken Under a Brick with Lemon, Garlic and Oregano

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  • Number of Servings 4

Chicken under a brick is a Tuscan style of grilling. The chicken cooks quickly as it is flattened under the brick weight, which results in a delicious juicy, perfectly cooked meat.


  • 2 qt
    cold water
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup
  • 6
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 4
    bricks, wrapped in heavy duty aluminum foil


1. Pour water, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

2. Whisk together until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add chicken to brine, cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Crush garlic and salt together until it creates a paste

4. Place in bowl with lemon juice, olive oil and oregano and whisk together.

5. Preheat grill to medium high heat.

6. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry.

7. Brush both sides generously with the garlic lemon mixture. Discard remaining marinate.

8. Place on grill, then top with bricks and grill 5-7 minutes. Remove brick.

9. Turnover, return brick over top and grill an additional 6-8 or until temperature reaches 165°.

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