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Meyer Lemon Chicken under a brick

Servings 4
Calories 503 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pound chicken backbone removed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves peeled garlic
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • Juice and zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • 2 - 3 sprigs thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Meyer lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 bricks wrapped in aluminum foil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • Place the butter, olive oil, garlic, thyme, lemon juice, zest and sherry into a heavy braising pan or Dutch oven. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat the sauce over medium heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Place the chicken, skin side down in the pan and press the bricks on top. Reduce the heat to low and cook 10 to 12 minutes until the skin is golden brown. Slide the braising pan into the oven and bake 1 hour without removing the bricks. Remove the bricks, flip the chicken over, add the lemon slices and heat under the broiler until the lemons are slightly browned. Cool 5 minutes before slicing, and serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon Chicken under a brick
Amount per Serving
Calories
503
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
39
g
60
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
16
g
Cholesterol
 
153
mg
51
%
Sodium
 
216
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
349
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
638
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.

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