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Lemon Hot Salt Chicken

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I don't think you can ever have too many quick chicken recipes in your stash. Here's one for lemon hot salt chicken that is a true blast from my past. If you're from the south chances are you've had this super easy, quick and tasty roasted chicken. This chicken roasts up super tender, juicy and moist. The homemade hot salt blend is mild yet flavorful.
Ingredients
For mild hot salt mix
  Seasoning salt 1 Teaspoon
  Smoked salt/Hickory salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chipotle chilli pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
  Whole chicken 5 Pound, cut into large pieces
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. In a bowl, mix the hot salt spices together. Set aside.
3. Add lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the hot salt to the melted butter and stir to combine.

MAKING
4. Dip each piece of chicken in the butter mixture.
5. Place chicken on a roasting pan or grilling pan.
6. When all the chicken has been dipped in butter, sprinkle generously with more hot salt to cover it completely.
7. Add the extra butter if desired.
8. Bake for around 35 minutes or until juices run clear.
9. Turn on the broiler the last few minutes of cooking to crisp the skin more if desired.
10. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes when it comes out of the oven.

SERVING
11. In a serving plate, serve the chicken hot or cold with any side dish of choice preferably a sweet one like grilled sweet corn.

TIPS
It can be marinated in the fridge to maximize the flavors or throw it right into the oven.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
15

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