i really enjoy a roasted chicken.
a homemade roasted chicken…not the ones you buy at the grocery in those plastic containers…sorry peeps.
when i saw this recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe i was intrigued.
my local grocery did not have any in stock so i went to my next source amazon
yep i bought a case of rock salt…the bonus: rock salt = ice cream salt…so i guess i am all set for summer and making home-made ice cream. but that is a whole separate conversation.
all i am trying to say is that yes i have a case of rock salt/ice cream salt when you only need one box for this recipe…as i said before homemade ice cream…woot woot
at first it seemed silly to be using a whole box to roast the chicken…maybe it is but i followed the recipe none the less…and really one box of rock salt was $1.51 so even though it seems like a lot it was not much money so just go with it people.
i – we – enjoyed this chicken…nice easy simple way to roast your own chicken…
i would do this recipe again for sure.
rock salt roasted chicken
- 1 whole chicken
- 4lb box of rock salt / ice cream salt
- 1 lemon
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon Italian blend seasoning
|Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.|
|For easy clean up line a a 9X13 baking dish with foil. Next, pour the box of rock salt into the pan into even layer. Clean the chicken...removing the bag of inards that are usually included inside the chicken like neck, gizzards, etc.. Rub chicken with salt and the italian seasoning. Poke holes in the lemon with a fork and shove inside the chicken along with the garlic cloves. Secure the chicken closed with toothpicks. Place the chicken on the bed of salt breast side up. |
|Total bake time will be about 90 minutes. Initially bake for 40 minutes then carefully flip the chicken over so now that is breast side down and bake for another 40-50 minutes. I cook chicken till inside temperature is at 180 degrees.|
recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
note: another great thing with roasted chicken is leftovers
here are a few recipes to give you some yummy ideas…enjoy