Using a weight (such as a brick or a few soup cans) to press down on a partially deboned chicken as it cooks in a skillet reduces cooking time and yields an especially juicy, crisp bird. Landon Nordeman
15 delicious, easy-to-follow chicken recipes, including ones for brick chicken, Indonesian chicken curry, tandoori chicken, and many more.
Rubbing the chicken with an aromatic paste before grilling adds a wonderful flavor to this dish.
PHILIPPINES The preparation for this chicken dish is endlessly adaptable, and nearly every Philippine cook prepares adobo in a slightly different way. Though some add soy sauce to deepen the color of the dish, we followed Lucia Mallari’s method, which omits that ingredient. See the recipe for Chicken Adobo »
Our version of this classic uses peeled garlic; after removing the chicken from the pan, keep cooking the garlic until the cloves have all but melted. Then, a quick spin with a whisk makes a smooth sauce well worth the effort of all that peeling. Get the recipe for Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic »
Tagine, the Moroccan stew, shares its name with the terra-cotta pot it’s traditionally cooked in, whose neat conical lid promotes convection and even cooking. There are many versions; maybe the most classic is braised chicken, green olives, and lemons in a sauce fragrant with ginger and coriander.
The recipe for this stew, a northern Italian braise of chicken and vegetables in a tomato sauce, is adapted from Marcella Hazan’s book Essentials of Italian Cooking (Knopf, 1992). Get the recipe for Hunter’s Wife Chicken »