Introduction: Salted Chicken

The Simplest, Tastiest Chicken on the Planet


1 Chicken

Kosher Salt

Lemon Thyme Sauce:

Juice of 1 Lemon

Fresh Thyme

⅓ cup Chicken Broth

¼ cup Chicken grease

Kosher Salt

2-4 tbsp cold Butter

Black Pepper

Red Pepper

and…...The Brown Bits

Do it:

-Heat oven to 450º

-Rinse and thoroughly dry the whole chicken inside and out (making sure all the internal organs have been removed and fed to your dogs.)

Make sure you know which side of the chicken is UP!!! (SMH)

-tuck the wings under (under exactly what, I don’t know)

-liberally coat the whole chicken with as much Kosher salt as you can possibly stand both inside AND out

-Bake at 450º for 1 hour.

Lemon Thyme Sauce:

-Pour ¼ cup Chicken grease (taken from the baking dish) into a pan

-Scrape that same chicken baking pan to empty the aptly named “Brown Bits” into the sauce pan

-Rip off the Thyme leaves from 2, 4 6 or however many sprigs you want and cook this mixture for 2 minutes

-At 2 minutes, pour in the juice of 1 lemon AND the Chicken Broth.

-Cook THAT for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly.

-Then, add the cold butter.

-When the butter melts, add in black pepper, red pepper, and even more salt.

Stir it all around for 2 more minutes and you’re done.Make some rice and a vegetable, pour sauce over everything and enjoy.


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