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Salt Roasted Chicken #2

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Spring chicken
  • 3 -(up to)
  • 5 lb Salt
  • 1 Scallion
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1 ts Chinese parsley
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1 ds Pepper
  • 1/2 ts Salt


1. Follow steps 1 and 2 of recipe "Salt Roasted Chicken #1".

2. Mince scallion, ginger root and Chinese parsley; then combine with
water, sherry, pepper and remaining salt.

3. Tie chicken's neck tightly with string to make it leakproof. Then invert
bird in a bowl and pour liquid mixture into its cavity. Sew up securely or

4. Follow steps 3 and 4 of "Salt Roasted Chicken #1", but cook chicken only
30 to 40 minutes in hot salt.

5. Cut through strings to unskewer cavity and let liquid drain into a
saucepan. Let cool slightly. Then with a cleaver, chop chicken, bones and
all, in 2- inch sections; or carve Western-style. Serve hot or cold. Reheat
liquid and serve as a sauce with chicken.

NOTE: The packaged chicken sold in supermarkets cannot be used for this
dish: the head and neck must be intact. VARIATION: For the salt, use coarse
crystal salt.

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