Heroine Chicken with Redmond's Real Salt

Whole30 success is all about meal prep and my much-loved Heroine Chicken is probably my favorite meal prep dish.  And there is nothing better than making this favorite recipe with Redmond Salt.  If you’re looking for clean, sustainably sourced REAL salt — this is it!  This recipe has gone viral and I am delighted that people from South Africa to Sweden to the Middle East and everywhere in between contact me daily to say how much they love it!   

And I am so thrilled to be partnering with Redmond Real Salt.  Their salt comes from an ancient dry seabed in Redmond, Utah, it contains 60+ trace minerals and comes from a pristine source that is unpolluted by any modern contaminates.   

I also love that Redmond is a company that takes care of their employees by adhering to strict safety guidelines, paying them a living wage and supporting personal and professional growth.  

So, if you have never made my Heroine Chicken — now is the time!! Let’s go!! 

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Heroine Chicken with Redmond’s Real Salt

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


This chicken is an absolutely delicious dish, and it is perfect for meal prep!


  • 1 butterflied chicken 
  • 2 tbsp Redmond’s Real Salt 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 2 tbsp peppercorns, crushed into good-sized pieces 
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 
  • A couple of handfuls of chopped flat-leafparsley 


Butterfly the chicken or have the butcher do it for you. Salt the chicken well with kosher salt — make sure every crevice is covered 


In a bowl mix lemon, peppercorn, olive oil and garlic. (Important: make surethe peppercorns are crushed into large pieces.) 

Place the chickenin a 24-40 cup container with lid. Make sure that the container is deep enough (I use a 16” ish x 10” ish x 5”ish deep) This recipe is all about the marinade so it’s important that the container fits the entire chicken or you will lose marinade. 

Pour half of the marinade evenly over the bird. Sprinkle with half of the parsley, about ahandful. Flip the chicken over and evenly cover the other side of the chicken with the restof the marinade. Then sprinkle the remaining parsley. Marinate for 48 hours. 

When the chicken is done marinating, wipe off the excess marinade and parsley. Then, roast the chicken skin side up in a 375°F oven for about 45 minutes. As quickly as you can, baste with the chicken fat, close the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. 

If the chicken is not brown enough, baste again, turn up to 425° and bake for 5 more minutes. If the wing tips are getting too brown, cover them up with foil. 

22 thoughts on “Heroine Chicken with Redmond's Real Salt

  1. I have made this recipe twice and I have to say it is mouthwatering! Kids and husband loved it. So simple but tastes fancy😊

  2. it’s been marinating since Sunday and it is in the oven as I type. We cannot wait to try this recipe!!

  3. Hello. I wanted to know what size chicken I am using for the length of time? I only see butterflied chicken

  4. Where do I buy Redmond salt?

    1. I found it at Mariano’s and online!

  5. Ranae Carpenter May 18, 2020 — 8:36 pm

    I saw that someone recently cooked this on the Traeger. Do you have any instruction for doing this?

    1. It’s always a little turkey on the Traeger and you’re not gonna get it the beautiful brown… I would probably do it for about a half an hour and then finish in the oven to brown

    2. All you need to do is start at high temp 425’ on Traeger for like 30 min then drop it down to 375’ it will be fine. My daughter has a Traeger she uses all the time, and says this works well. Hot indirect fire in a Weber kettle works really great too.

  6. So good! This was the 3rd time I made but changing the cooking directions. It was so hot I didn’t want to turn on the oven plus everyone was hanging out at the pool so I decided to cook on the grill and ended up searing the chicken then cooking on indirect heat and it turned out amazing.

  7. Love this recipe. I’ve made it a few times. It is yummylicious. Thank you.

    1. This is one of my favorite and it is just fantastic. So glad you enjoyed!

  8. Hi there, could I use butter instead of olive oil?

    1. For this recipe you want to use the olive oil. Butter and chicken are fabulous together though!

    2. For this recipe it’s Olive Oil, It’s part of the two day marinade. Butter is also lovely with chicken but that would be a different recipe
      . Definitely try it this way first and let us know what you think

  9. I did this recipe with a small boneless turkey breast – came out fantastic.

    1. Wonderful

  10. That recipe is absolutely delicious. I made it few days ago and all my family loved it, even my fussy teen eater. Will definitely make it again!

    1. I don’t know if I already said this but definitely try our new hot Clementine sumac chicken… It’s unbelievably delicious

  11. Heroine chicken is by far the best chicken I have ever made. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure, and I serve it with roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions. It’s my go to dinner party meal, as everyone swoons over it. It’s so juicy and the flavors are mouth-watering. It’s a must make.

    1. Well I definitely want to get you started on my hot Clementine sumac chicken and my grapefruit chicken… Really wonderful

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