1 chicken (3-1/2 to 4 lb.), cut into 10 pieces (2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 4 breast pieces, and 2 wings; back discarded) or 2-1/2 to 3 lb. mixed bone-in, skin-on chicken parts, such as breasts, thighs, and drumsticks
1 bay leaf (optional)
4 to 6 juniper berries, lightly crushed (optional)
4 strips lemon zest (optional)
3 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/3 cup kosher salt
Basting or finishing sauce (optional); use Chipotle-Lime Rub , Maple-Bourbon Glaze , Cucumber-Grape Salsa , Black Olive & Mint Vinaigrette , or one of your own creations.