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Chicken Baked In Salt

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  Roasting chicken 2 3⁄4 Pound (1.25 Kilogram)
  Ginger 1 Large
  Onion 2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Sherry 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 5 Pound (Salt crusted and cooked and salt discarded)
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1 Pinch
  Oil 3 Tablespoon

If using a frozen chicken, defrost very thoroughly.
Rub the chicken all over with 1 teaspoon salt, placing another teaspoon inside.
Then dip the piece of ginger into the sherry and rub the outside of the chicken all over, continually re-dipping the ginger in the sherry.
When the whole chicken has been well covered, slice off the end of the ginger and place it inside the chicken with the chopped onion.
Wrap the chicken up in the greaseproof paper ensuring that there are no gaps or cracks in the package.
In a thick-bottomed saucepan heat the salt until it reaches about 230°C, 450°F, stirring from time to time.
Line a casserole with tinfoil and tip in a quarter of the salt.
Place the chicken parcel in the casserole and cover with the rest of the salt.
Put on the lid and bake in an oven preheated to 210°C, 425°F/Gas 7 for 45 minutes.
Remove the chicken parcel from the salt, shaking to free it from the loose salt.
Chop the chicken and serve on a hot dish with a dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3147 Calories from Fat 2185

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 243 g374.1%

Saturated Fat 62.5 g312.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 910.6 mg303.5%

Sodium 3705.2 mg154.4%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.8%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 215 g429.9%

Vitamin A 32.7% Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 72.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Baked In Salt Recipe