Stupid Simple Roast Chicken

Stupid Simple Roast Chicken

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Elliott 28

"This is so easy it's stupid."

Ingredients

1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 383 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 41 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1085 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken into a roasting pan and insert lemon halves into the cavity; spread kosher salt over outside of chicken.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven until skin is browned and crisp, the juices run clear, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour. Let chicken rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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What can I say - straight forward crispy skin and moist and tender meat. One tip - rinse the chicken and then set it upright to drain and dry - even in the refrigerator for several hours or at ...

Hmmm.....I would give this 3 stars as far as "taste" goes and probably 5 stars as far as tenderness. The recipe doesn't clarify how much salt I was supposed to use....I think I ended up using a...

I haven"t tried this yet but it sounds delicious and super easy. The kosher salt will make it tender and melt-in-your mouth delicious. I will probably let it sit in the 'fridge after I rub the s...