Chef john's salt roasted chicken recipe

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Published: Mar 31, 2017 · Modified: May 17, 2022 by Jessica · This post may contain affiliate liên kết · Leave a Comment


Salt crusted chicken is a technique of encasing a chicken in a salt crust before baking. The salt crust seals in flavor and juices so the chicken is perfectly tender and juicy when it"s done. It"s easy lớn do & a great activity for kids to lớn help with in the kitchen!

Let"s be honest. This salt crusted chicken is not one of the prettiest things you"ll ever cook. But what it lacks in beauty, it makes up for in taste, tenderness, & fun.

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I first heard of this cooking method while I was standing in line to lớn pick up fish through our CSF (that"s Community Supported Fishery.) One of the guys in line behind us started talking about how he doesn"t have them filet the fish when he picks it up - instead, he takes it trang chủ whole, makes some "wet sand" with salt, piles it on to lớn cover the whole thing, & bakes it for 25 minutes for each inch of thickness.

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I thought it sounded like a crazy kitchen experiment...so of course I had khổng lồ try it. I did it with a fish first, & you can see the salt baked fish method here.

There"s a similar technique called salt baked chicken, which has more of an Asian descent. This is a slightly different technique.

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Yeah, so, lượt thích I said - not super pretty, & chicken boob skin stuck khổng lồ the salt. BUT.

But, this salt crusted chicken is some of the most tender and juicy chicken you"ve ever had. For the salt that gets stuck in the cracks, just use a pastry brush to brush that away, or cut the chicken up into pieces and peel the skin off.