1 whole fresh free range chicken (in Chinese it’s called 黃毛土雞 – lit. translated Yellow feather dirt chicken)
1. Rub the entire chicken (even inside the cavity) liberally with salt. Basically the salt is used to bring up the chicken taste more. Use your own judgement on how much salt you’re using. Tuck the feet into the cavity. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best taste.
The chicken yielded some stock – reserve it, skim off the fat when it’s cold and use it for chicken stock. Just make sure to add more water because it’s pretty salty!
This chicken taste/meat texture is completely different even from those free range/organic/pastured ones that you got from your farmer’s market/WF/TJ etc. This chicken meat is a bit chewier, less fatty and more tasty.
According to google, they look something like this (source)
Where to get it? Go to 99 Ranch Market and look for the one that’s labeled “brown chicken”. It costs about $8.00/chicken.
Easiest, simplest dish ever made, don’t you agree? So what are you waiting for? Go get that chicken now!