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fireman bob's " salt crusted " chicken my way...

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a recipe by
Bob Cooney
Cottonwood Heights, UT

For a Stunning Presentation at the Dinner Table, and Praises Galore... You will enjoy the Smiles as you present this wonderful dish

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For fireman bob's " salt crusted " chicken my way...

  • 1
    3 to 3 1/2 pound roasting chicken
  • 1 bunch
    mixed herbs - such as... rosemary, thyme,marjoram, and parsley
  • 7 c
    sea salt yes 7 cups...
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1
    egg white
  • 2
    whole heads of garlic - roasted

How To Make fireman bob's " salt crusted " chicken my way...

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Rinse off chicken, pat dry Place the herbs inside the cavity, then " truss " the chicken
  • 2
    Mix together the sea salt ( all 7 cups ) and red pepper flakes with the egg white until all the salt is moistened Pick a roasting pan or glass dish big enough to hold the chicken, line the pan with a double lining of foil big enough to enclose the chicken for cooking
  • 3
    Spread a thick layer of sea salt on the bottom of the pan, and place chicken on the sea salt layer Cover the chicken with remaining sea salt and " shape " neatly around the entire chicken making sure the whole chicken is enclosed in the sea salt
  • 4
    Bring the foil edges up and enclose the chicken and place in oven and cook for 1 1/2 hours Remove from oven and let " rest " for 10 minutes
  • 5
    Carefully lift the foil package from the pan and open ( being careful of the steam from package ) Break away the " Sea Salt Crust " Brush away any remaining sea salt from the chicken Place on serving platter with the roasted heads of garlic
  • 6
    As you eat, slip the " skins " off the garlic cloves and take a " bite " of chicken with the garlic Enjoy !!!