I have discovered the trick to making the most absolutely perfect roasted chicken. You can make a couple of pounds before hand that will last the whole week and it stays juicy even if you reheat it. It’s just so flavorful and amazing, I’m telling you. A lot of people will be surprised at the super high oven temperature. But as long as you brine, brush, and rub first as described below, the results will be great. I find this to be better than slow roasting on low heat.
Here’s My Method:
Step 1: Get a big bowl of warm water and add a handful (about half a cup) of sea salt and stir it with your hand to dissolve. This creates a brine.
Step 2: Add the chicken breast into the brine and let it sit for at least 15 mins but up to 12 hours (whichever you prefer).
Step 3: When you’re ready to roast, preheat the oven to 450* F
Step 4: Take the chicken out of the brining solution and give them a quick water rinse. Pound them to equal thickness and put them in your pan. Ideal thickness for maximum juiciness and flavor is 1 inch at the thickest part.
Step 5: Brush your chicken with either butter, ghee or avocado oil.
Step 6: Apply your rub. It could be plain salt and pepper but I love to use a mixture of Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning and paprika.
Step 7: Bake it for 15-18 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken breast. Yes, it’s that fast!
Step 8: If you have a meat thermometer, that would be ideal. You can stop cooking once the internal temperature reaches 160-170* F otherwise just do what I do which is to cut one open at the thickest spot. If the juices run clear and it doesn’t look pink, then it is done!
Step 9: Take the chicken out and let it rest for 10 minutes before you cut into it. This is an important step because it allows the chicken to reabsorb all the juices before you cut it up. It’s one of the keys to keeping the chicken juicy and tender and delicious all week long.
Just to review, you are going to “B.B.R.R.R.” your chicken. This stands for Brine, Brush, Rub, Roast and Rest.
What do you think of this PERFECT Roasted Chicken Recipe? Let me know by commenting below!