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Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

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In this video, you’ll see how to make salt-roasted chicken. It’s shockingly juicy, flavorful, and frankly amazing. And maybe the best thing about it? All you need are a whole chicken and some kosher salt. The key to the salting method is generosity; you want complete coverage with the salt. Less is not more here. Go for it, really coat the bird with that salt. Then roast it on high heat and make a super-simple sauce by deglazing the skillet. Yes, because this recipe was so simple, for no extra charge, Chef John also shows you how to make a quick thyme, lemon juice, and butter sauce. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken. A simple sauce spooned over an even simpler roast chicken, what could be better? See more Chef John videos >>

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tommyrox

tommyrox

What if you used Rosemary instead...mmm?

Dot

Dot

I'm looking forward to trying this. Just something to add here that my mom impressed on me. Before doing anything clean out the stuff that is inside the chicken...my mom called it the "lights". I don't know if that's the spelling and anyway, probably not the correct word. If left in it does affect the flavor of the meat and it's not nice to have to deal with when you've been served without it having been removed. Just sayin'

Nufced

Nufced

I tried this with a 4 1/2 lb chicken and it came out great. It was delicious...the skin was crisp and the meat was tender and juicy. The important thing is to remove the excess salt and fat from the pan if you decide to make the sauce. I followed the direction for the sauce but added a little sherry...it was incredible. Guys, if you want to impress your wife by making dinner for her this is great...

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