The Mensch Chef's Roast Chicken

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place the onion and minced garlic in the bottom of a roasting pan.
  • Set the chicken, breast side up on the onions.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, 1/4 teaspoons of the granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoons of the black pepper and 1/4 teaspoons of the paprika on the chicken and in the cavity.
  • Turn it over, breast side down, and sprinkle with the remaining spices.
  • Cover the chicken with a lid or aluminum foil and set in the oven for 1 hour.
  • After that hour, remove the cover and scatter the potatoes (if using) in the onions and cooking juice around the base of the chicken.
  • Raise the oven temperature to 400 and continue roasting until skin begins to brown, 15-20 minutes.
  • Using 2 large forks or a pair of tongs, turn chicken over so the breast is facing up and continue to roast for an additional 30 minutes, until the skin has browned and crisped.
  • The potatoes should be fork tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting up the chicken to serve.
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