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Video: Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

See how to make earth’s easiest (and possibly tastiest) 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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girl_firefighter 
Jun. 8, 2014 5:41 pm
This was SO delicious. The skin was too salty, but the chicken was super juicy and tender. For the sauce I used basil and garlic instead and made a yummy pesto sauce.
 
Karen 
Jun. 7, 2014 10:33 am
I place the chicken in the middle of the roasting pan and pour the kosher salt all around like a picture frame , it doesn't touch the chicken. Comes out really good.
 
Jun. 7, 2014 1:00 am
Oh seriously, chop off the tail? That's my favorite part! My Mom always called it the "Pope's nose" though I have no idea why. In my family I cook the neck, giblets etc. to the side, and indulge all by my lonesome. Someday they'll catch on and I'll have to fight for them.
 
gabby 
Jun. 6, 2014 10:11 am
This recipe looks wonderful, but I cook with pastured chicken and wonder if the oven temperature might be to high.
 
Jun. 5, 2014 3:48 pm
I've made salt roasted chicken for decades and used a good quality season salt, also, I use cut up chicken fryers, not a whole bird. Yes, for sure clean the pin feathers! Place the pieces in a sprayed or greased glass baking dish, sprinkle liberally with the seasoned salt and bake for about an hour in 350 degree oven until juices run clear. I leave mine n a little longer as we all enjoy the crispy skin. As far as making sauce or gravy from the drippings - naw! Too salty for that,
 
ConnieJ 
Jun. 5, 2014 6:57 am
Re: Salt Roasted Chicken recipe. CLEAN the chicken first! Also, don't cut off the tail. It's actually very good-tasting. The "gland" (tallow-bump) to which he referred is removed before the chicken is sold. Otherwise, I like the recipe.
 
Jun. 5, 2014 6:47 am
An improvement that we have been using for years; pour the kosher salt around an aluminum roasting pan. Sprinkle rotisserie chicken spice liberally onto the chicken (both sides). Roast in the oven for 1 hour at 400F then turn it and roast for another 1/2 hour.
 
Louise 
Jun. 5, 2014 4:41 am
Does this receipe salted chicken work with just the chicken breast
 
 
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