Monday, March 24, 2008

Cooking: Brick Turkey

My former (well, current, until tomorrow) boss taught me about Brick Chicken. I thought she was crazy. She wanted me to put a chicken breast in a pan, then put a brick on top of it. It was supposed to seal in the juiciness.

But, she's a smart lady. And wouldn't steer me astray. So I went to Lowe's and bought one brick last year. Bricks are only like 30 cents and the sales person will believe you to be a crazy fool for only needing one. Then they will think you are seriously crazy for using it to cook. Might be best to keep that little tidbit to yourself.

So, you heat a pan with some oil. Throw the chicken in. Wrap a brick in tin foil. Throw it on top of the chicken. And let it cook. Then you flip it. Repeat.

Best. Chicken.Ever.

It's crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. Fabulous. And EASY.

It's become one of my favorites. Especially when it's just me at home. So incredibly fast and easy. Tonight I made it with Turkey Breast. Mostly just because it was less expensive at TJ's. A little asparagus/roasted almond ditty and a glass of red rounded out the yuminess.

I should remember that I like this a lot more than PB&J.


Diabolina said...

you are good, my dear! love all the cooking.

one day i will try...

silysilvi said...

You inspired me to make brick chicken last night. Too bad I think I may have over cooked it. Boo to me.