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Asian-Style Orange Chicken Roasted Under a Brick

This chicken is flavored by citrus, soy sauce, ponzu (a tangy Japanese sauce), garlic, and scallions -- all popular Asian ingredients. After the backbone is removed, the chicken marinates and is cooked flat under a brick to yield moist meat and crisp skin.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2005



Cook's Notes

If you don't have a brick, you can use a heavy ovenproof skillet wrapped in foil instead. If using a brick, wash and dry it, then wrap it in foil before placing on top of the chicken.

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  • gggirl712
    26 SEP, 2013
    I have made this dish many times. It has such a great flavor. I highly recommend it. Georgene
  • Donna Stinerlvs2cook
    17 AUG, 2012
    I have not made this recipe yet but I do plan on it. Just saw it on TV this morning. It is identified as Chicken Roasted Under a Brick. I have watched the video and reread the recipe but do not find where they refer to using a brick wrapped in foil or another cast iron skillet. Please explain. I love Mad Hungry, tell my friends about it and would also like to know what shade nail polish Lucinda wears.
  • Loulette
    19 AUG, 2011
    I made this for a birthday dinner for a group of my best girls and it was so great!! They have all made it many times since. It is a weekly dinner for us! I made it for my grown son and he thought it was fabulous!! Thanks Lucinda!
  • twoplus3
    6 AUG, 2011
    The chicken came out juicy and cooked much more quickly using this method. I only had time to marinate the chicken for 2 1/2 hrs, so I didn't get quite as much of the flavor that I would have liked. I'd recommend marinating longer. Also, I used a larger chicken which made it difficult to get into the ziplock bag. Be sure you have a large enough container or it can get messy. I substituted white wine vinegar for the ponzu, and honey for the mirin with no problems.
  • BGWebster
    28 JUL, 2011
    First of all, the chicken was just okay. Second, unless you cover this chicken with foil while it's cooking, be prepared to clean your oven afterward. What a mess!
  • Melindas9
    11 APR, 2011
    My family LOVED this chicken! So easy, and the smell throughout the house was amazing! Love, love, Mad Hungry! Thanks, Lucinda!

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