This baked chicken is probably the easiest you will ever find. All you need is three ingredients and you will end up with a crisp skinned, moist bird. You will find that we have many recipes for baked and roasted chickens on this webpage. This particular one is so simple people doubt it is good sometimes. You will be pleasantly surprised.
All you need to do for this baked chicken is add a thick layer of sea salt to the bottom of a roasting pan, rinse and pat dry a chicken and place it on a rack over the salt with a lemon in the cavity. The moisture in the lemon will capture the evaporating salt in the oven and it will end up on the skin. It will also crisp the skin beautifully.
This is what you need for this delicious and easy baked chicken recipe:
1-5 to 6 pound whole roasting chicken
½ a large lemon, cut in two
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and pat dry the chicken.
Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with sea salt.
Place the lemon inside the chicken’s cavity.
Place a roasting rack over the salt. Place the chicken on the rack.
Place the roasting pan in the oven and cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours (30 minutes per pound) or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees when inserted away from the bone. You also want to wiggle the thigh and see that no clear juices run off of it.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Carve and serve!
CALORIES 225.15; FAT 9.68 grs (sat 3.04; mono 4.26; poly 2.38); PROTEIN 33.82 grs ; FIBER 0.28 grs; CARBS 0.70 grs; CHOLESTEROL 132.26 mg; IRON 4.54 mg; SODIUM 364.93 mg; CALCIUM 50.18 mg