Pure Fresh Roast Chicken

21 Jun

Time to put the store-bought rotisserie chicken industry out of business. 😉

Why did it take me eight years into homemaking to discover this?  This is on once-a-week rotation here in our house!  It’s been a true joy to know how to properly roast a REAL healthy, farm-fresh or kosher chicken.  It’s a pure delicacy.  The dread of ruining a beautiful meal has been replaced with anxious anticipation!  And a teeny bit of pride!

Never Buy Rotisserie Again

I was suspect at first, because this seems a little TOO easy.   And that the oven is too hot.  But, with a step of faith, I tried this, and I was forever converted. The meat’s flavor stands on its own, no need for any added spices or flair. I like to think of myself now as a chicken purist :).

The skin is crispy and deliciously crunchy; the meat is succulent.

Roast Chicken

1 free-range or kosher 4-5 lb chicken
sea salt

Preheat oven to 450. Wash chicken and thoroughly dry the chicken inside the cavity and out with paper towels. Set the chicken in a roasting pan and generously sprinkle the entire chicken with sea salt (inside the cavity as well). No tressing, no added oil…just salt.  If you don’t own a roasting pan, cut 5-6 large pieces of foil, ball them up, and rest the chicken on the foil balls in a 9×13.

Leave the chicken for about an hour in the hot oven.  Set on the counter for about 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to settle before you carve it up. Try to keep from picking at the crispy skin while you are preparing your table!!

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You can also roast a whole cut-up chicken using this same method.  It took about 40-45 minutes to roast the pieces that way.roast chicken pieces

(I got this recipe from my original paleo-cooking guru, Everyday Paleo, via Wendy)

Enjoy, and please spread the word!
Leigh

 

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5 Responses to “Pure Fresh Roast Chicken”

  1. Fran June 21, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Too easy! Definitely trying this asap! Thanks Leigh!

    Like

  2. Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes June 21, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Great! Just bought two pastured birds that I can do this with!

    Like

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