Topsy Turvy Crispy Roast Chicken With Salt Crust Seasoning
585 mins (prep 480, cooking 105)
17 ingredients
4 servings
A great method for cooking a perfect whole roast chicken - no dried out breast meat and no half raw leg and thigh meat, just moist chicken with crispy, seasoned skin. I like to use corn-fed chickens for a truly lovely texture, flavour and colour. The salt crust and seasoning mix that I suggest, really gives a great flavour and crispy finish; however, if you have your own favourite seasoning mix, please use that instead. Salting chicken before cooking draws out excess moisture, making the flesh firmer and the skin crispy. Serve this roast chicken with traditional accompaniments such as roast potatoes, stuffing, fresh seasonal vegetables and gravy. (It is nice to buy and cook organic or humanely produced chickens; I realise that they cost a little bit more, but the taste is superior and you will not be supporting a cruel and unnecessary way of animal husbandry - you taste what you pay for!)

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Serving Size (2.54 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 2.38 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.15%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.19%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 292.48mg 48.75%
Total Carbohydrate 0.58g 0.77%
Dietary Fiber 0.17 g 2.67%
Sugars 0.08 g %
Protein 0.09g 0.71%
Vitamin A 3.68IU% Vitamin C 0.11mg%
Calcium 3.54mg% Iron 0.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
roasting chicken, fresh, sweet paprika