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The Best Chicken Recipe Ever, Period. Seriously

Servings 6
Calories 273 kcal


  • 1 large whole chicken about 4 1/2 pounds, deboned and butterflied so it can lay flat, in one piece, with the skin side up (ask the butcher to do it for you)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Salt the chicken with 1 teaspoon of salt 1 to 3 hours prior to cooking and reserve in the refrigerator until 10 minutes before cooking.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Put the chicken, skin-side up, on a rimmed sheet pan and place it under the broiler, 3 to 6 inches from the heat (depending on the intensity of your oven), to brown and crisp the skin, about 10 minutes, rotating the pan a few times for even browning. Turn the oven temperature down to 250°F and cook for 25 minutes.

  3. Cut the chicken into entrée-size pieces, transfer to a platter and prepare to be blown away.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Chicken Recipe Ever, Period. Seriously
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 240mg7%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 14mg1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin A 178IU4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.