Grandma's Simple Roast Chicken

Recipe by Al Al
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove and discard insides of chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry. Trim any excess fat.
  • Combine salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl and sprinkle over chicken and into the cavity.
  • Place vegetables and bay leaf in body cavity. Tie ends of legs together with a cord (I have never done this and it still turns out fine). Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken.
  • Place chicken, breast side up, on a broiler pan (or on a rack inside another pan) coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180 degrees.
  • Cover loosely with foil for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove vegetables from inside chicken and throw them away.
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