zenbelly's perfect roast chicken

zenbelly\'s perfect roast chicken
ingredients
all
1 tbsp sea salt
finely ground
whole chicken
about 3-4 pounds
cookware
We buy the best chicken possible whenever we use this super easy technique for preparing a whole chicken. We often joke that the hardest part of the recipe is grinding the salt needed for it. :)
1
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grind and measure out the salt.
2
Sprinkle the salt all over the chicken. Set the chicken, breast side up, inside a Dutch oven.
3
Initially, roast the chicken uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check the temperature and continue to cook in 15 minute increments until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165°F.
4
Rest the chicken for 15 minutes, then carve and serve.
notes
After carving the whole chicken, we pull off any remaining meat and chop it. We then transfer the meat into a small silicone ice cube tray and spoon some of the drippings over each portion. Whenever we need to bolster our one-year-old's meal with some protein, we simply toss one of these cubes into her meal as we warm it up.