1 galwater, divided
3/4 ccoarse kosher salt, reduce a 1/4 cup if using regular salt
3/4 ckikkoman, ponzu citris seasoned & dressing soy sauce
1/4 colive oil
5-6 lbwhole chicken rinsed and insides removed
1 mediumonion quarted
1/2 tspsmoked chipotley powder
1 tsponion powder
1 tspgarlic powder
1/8 tspcayenne pepper ( optional)
1-2 Tbspolive oil
·salt and pepper
How to Make Roast Chicken
- The night before: In a large pot fill half with warm water, add kosher salt and sugar. Stir to disolve.
place chicken in the pot and fill with cold water until chicken is covered. Add the Ponzu citrus sauce and olive oil. Stir to combine.
- Cover and let it sit in the refridgerator over night.
Rinse with cold water before baking. (optional)
- Ready to Bake:
Preheat oven to 450 f.
Stuff the onion into the cavity of the chicken. Tie legs together and fold under the wings.
- Place chicken in a foil lined baking pan.
Combine the herbs, except salt and pepper, in a small dish. Add enough olive oil to form a paste (not thick). Brush the oil mixture onto the chicken.
sprinkle with Salt and Pepper .
- Cover with a sheet of foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and reduce heat to 400 degrees; bake for 20 more minutes basting chicken every five minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 dergees and continue baking until chicken is done.