I am happy to be participating in the Slow Travel Sunday Supper Group as I am always looking for new dinner recipes. Like many people, I get tired of cooking the same things! This week's recipe was selected by Amy whose Blog is Destination Anywhere. I have been looking forward to trying this recipe:
(1) 4-5 lb. Roasting Chicken - rinsed and patted dry very well.
Pre-heat oven to 325.
2 T Smoked Paprika
2 T Honey
1 T Lemon Juice
1 T Butter,softened
1 t salt
1t garlic powder
1/2 t pepper
Mix together the first 7 ingredients. Spread over entire surface of chicken & place in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle some paprika in the cavity along with the onions.
Bake for about 1 1/4 hours til juices run clear when knife is inserted in breast & thigh. You might want to cover with foil for part of time so the chicken doesn't dry out.
Let rest for five minutes before slicing.
This recipe is definitely a keeper and one that I will make again! My chicken was 6 lbs. and took about 2 hours to finish (last 15 minutes at 375,uncovered). Not sure why my chicken split. Perhaps I should have tied the legs &/or used a smaller pan??