Salt-Baked Chicken


Rating are my personal thoughts

This recipe comes from the “Favorite Recipes: Homestyle (2002)” recipe book by the Blue Ridge Homemakers. This specific recipe was provided by Peggy Shaw. Listed under “Main Dishes”, salt-baked chicken is an easy beginner-friendly baked chicken recipe.


4 cups salt

1 – 3 1/2 lbs chicken

1 lemon, ends trimmed and pierced with a fork a few times

1 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 cup water


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line roasting pan with aluminum foil and cover the foil with a thick layer of salt. Sprinkle chicken cavity with thyme and stuff with the whole lemon. Place chicken, breast side down on top of the salt layer and cover completely with the remainder of the salt. Sprinkle with water to seal and place in preheated oven. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Break crust and remove all traces of the salt. if necessary wipe with a paper towel. Cut into serving pieces.

Thoughts and Tips

This chicken was extremely juicy and had a good flavor. I wouldn’t change anything about this recipe.

When preparing the chicken, I slid my hands between the chicken skin and flesh as I’ve read this can make the skin more crispy.

I served this meal with yellow rice and green beans. It was a good combination.

I’ve read the salt can be reused if it’s clean but when I removed the chicken from the pan, the salt was saturated with chicken juice. I didn’t think that it was salvageable and so threw it away. I used an entire 3 pound box of salt.

Star Wars – Surprise, it’s a #Lego universe! #atozchallenge

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...Image via Wikipedia

S day is saved for Star Wars, of course. But not just another Wookieepedia link.

Have another look at the brilliance the artists at Lego have given us this year.

We’ve enjoyed these Lego Star Wars titles for a while now and this new one is ‘wizard-cool’. It’s another super quick post, but it’s also Saturday. Go turn off the computer. 

(The original video went private, so here’s something else…)

Games God Google and Green

Padmé Amidala's first appearance in Star Wars ...Image via Wikipedia
“She prays?”

These are the G Labels for the posts from my blog. Games, God, Google and Green. Good Grief!

I started looking back at the posts and this one which was tagged “green” is more about our yard and the things we did in it.

The post labeled, God, is funny. It contains the psuedo transcript of my daughter’s first viewing of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It really encapsulates one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place and I want to share it with you again:

J is six and today we watched Star Wars Episode I. Here are J’s comments.

Never tell a Jedi, “You’re under arrest.”

Who was that white lady? (Watching the pod race.)

What kind of fabric are their clothes made of? (Anakin and his mother’s on Tatooine.) Information about the costumes. And another article.

I’d bet the fabric would be something synthetic since it’s a desert planet, but here you could go for a linen or bamboo fabric.

Yoda: ” I sense much fear in you.” to Anakin.
J: “Yoda’s a good senser.”

Queen Amidala: “I pray you’ll bring sanity back to the Senate.”
J: “She prays? She believes in God.”

Yoda: “May the Force be with you.”
J: “And also with you. (giggle) Church.” (That’s Daddy’s joke, now she knows the reference first hand.)

Queen Amidala: “Jar Jar, I need your help.”
J: “Oh! Gungans have fine armies!!!” (J puts it all together and remembers what Jar Jar said earlier in the film.)

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