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Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

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?

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  • Breniven

FANTASTIC.. Everyone who trys this receipe RAVES about it. It is by far the simplest most OUTSTANDING roast chicken I have ever prepared. Just folo the receipe.. You'll be amazed.. The Sauce is a must.. the perfect compliment.. It's a must with this chicken. Gave my wife a birthday choice..Alaskan King Crab Legs and Lobster or Salt Chicken.. She went for the Chicken..

  • ssh

Delicious...and the sauce was fabulous. yum.

  • Bobbie Thomas

I've done the same technique with chicken pieces, so I knew what to expect, at least I thought so. This was AMAZING!!! Do not be afraid of the salt, it truly makes the most favorful and moist chicken ever!! I put lemon & garlic in the cavity, but do whatever you like.