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Alton Brown Masters Indoor Chicken Grilling With a Kettlebell

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If you’re craving grilled chicken to go with that fresh watermelon juice, Alton Brown has another hack for you: The TV food star took to Instagram to show how to grill chicken “under a brick” — sans brick.

In the video, Brown opens up an indoor electric grill to cook chicken, but rather than closing the grill and playing the waiting game, he adds a 15-pound kettlebell on top to get a firm press.

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“I don't need no stinkin' brick,” Brown wrote in the caption, referring to the common practice of cooking chicken under weight to grill more evenly, resulting in nice and crispy chicken skin.

To read about six ways you’ve been grilling your chicken all wrong, click here.

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