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.
I made this dish last night for dinner, but I modified it a bit. I rubbed the chicken with butter and lemon juice on the outside, then I followed it with Mrs. Dash. I also rubbed the insides with Mrs. Dash before inserting the cut lemons. After the chicken was ready, I added about 2 cups of water to the pan, and followed it with about 3 cups of instant rice. While the chicken cooked, the rice cooked. The juices & lemon from the chicken seasoned the rice. I covered it with foil and let it cook for two hours (it was a smaller chicken). The last fifteen minutes I took off the foil and let it broil to just crisp the outer layer of skin. Last minute mix the rice, and you're set to carve the chicken. A whole dinner made in one dish. Great recipe. Would make again. Family loved it. - 09 May 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Absolutely the juiciest chicken I've ever had. I was a bit alarmed by the amount of salt and paprika, but I went ahead and followed the recipe. I think the salt & paprika form a crust which seals in the juices because I've never had such a juicy, tender chicken. I will be making this again! - 29 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This chicken is sooo easy- it is tender, moist and delicious!! I used 1T of salt on the outside and 1-2t of salt for the inside. I do have one suggestion-seal the entire chicken in foil with 1/4C water, place in a roasting pan and cover. Put the chicken in the oven for 3 hrs and forget about it. This eliminates the need for basting. You'll have the juiciest chicken! - 10 Jun 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)