Chicken al Mattone with Pancetta Recipe

Authentic Italian Recipes from Nonna Box

I get a lot of emails asking for new chicken recipes, since it is the most popular meat in America. I took influence from my recent trip to Tuscany and found this simple and delicious recipe called Pollo al Mattone which means “chicken under a brick”…but I decided to eliminate the brick and instead I cooked it in my cast iron skillet.

If you don’t already own one, go and purchase a good cast iron skillet. It will last you forever and you can create such amazing flavor by using it. The marinade is very important with this recipe, so you just need to prep it the night before, with the bird and the herbs and let it sit in the fridge overnight to maximize the flavor. Nonna makes this with slices of pancetta on top of the chicken, so I did too, which keeps it the meat moist but also adds a wonderful bacon-like…

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