Brick Chicken with Potatoes and Onions Recipe

Gluten Free Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

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Gluten Free Chicken with Potatoes and Onions
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Brick Chicken with Potatoes and Onions Recipe

Note: You’ll need a heavy pan or a brick to weigh down the chicken while it’s cooking.

Servings 4
Calories 512 kcal
Author Aran Goyoaga


  • 1 (4-pound) chicken, spatchcocked (ask the butcher to do it for you)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Leaves from 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1 head garlic, halved horizontally
  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Wrap 1 or 2 bricks or a heavy pan with aluminum foil to use as a weight. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Heat a large cast-iron or stainless steel pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, a few grinds of pepper, and the thyme. Add the chicken to the pan, skin side down, and weight it down with the prepared bricks or heavy pan. Cook, undisturbed, until the skin is a deep golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Very gently to not tear the skin, transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. To the hot pan, add the garlic, cut sides down, the onion, and potatoes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, and the bay leaf. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Set the chicken, skin side up, on top of the vegetables and roast in the oven until the internal temperature reads 165°F and the potatoes are cooked, 30 to 40 minutes depending on your pan and oven. Remove the pan from the oven and let the chicken cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the vegetables and pan juices.

Nutrition Facts
Brick Chicken with Potatoes and Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 229IU5%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments on “Brick Chicken with Potatoes and Onions Recipe”

  1. Avatar for Erika

    5 stars
    I come back to this recipe over and over because it’s so easy to make and has such rich, satisfying flavors. And it’s a one-pan meal.

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