I have given this recipe to so many people over the years and everyone thinks I am joking when I tell them how easy it is. But it really is so simple. The result is a crispy perfect chicken that is delicious as a roast or to use for salads or sandwiches. And in case you are wondering, it doesn’t taste salty at all. I have put in the before and after picture so you can see exactly what to do. It looks a bit more glamorous if you truss the legs, but that takes as long as the whole recipe. The salt doesn’t touch the chicken.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place chicken in a baking dish. Pour a pile of salt in each corner of the baking dish (not touching the chicken). Roast for 1¼ hours.