About this recipe:A whole chicken sprinkled with fresh lemon and paprika is cooked slowly with lemon halves inside. This recipe is very easy and the chicken always stays tender and moist.
1 whole chicken
2 tablespoons salt
1 lemon, halved
1 tablespoon paprika
225ml (8 fl oz) water
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:3hr › Ready in:3hr10min
Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2.
Rub chicken with salt inside and out. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon halves over outside of chicken, then rub paprika over all. Place squeezed lemon halves inside chicken cavity, then place chicken in a lightly greased 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish. Pour a little water over chicken to prevent drying.
Bake in preheated oven for 3 hours, basting as needed.
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Very simple way to roast chicken. The skin had an excellent lemon taste to it, but the chicken itself didn't absorb much of the flavor. Would use this recipe again but possibly add some herbs etc to further flavor. - 20 Nov 2009