Chicken Stuffed with Garlic Croutons Roasted over a Bed of Salt


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Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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Here’s my method for high-temperature roasted chicken. Unlike the previous two recipes, in which the chicken is cooked standing up on a clay insert in an ordinary oven at medium-high temperature, this procedure roasts the chicken in a hot clay oven environment. A common problem with high-temperature chicken cookery is fat spattering, obviated here by roasting over a bed of salt, which attracts the fat and makes cleaning up a cinch. I recommend a heavy-duty metal roasting pan with a metal ra