Simple Lemon Roasted Chicken

Simple Lemon Roasted Chicken


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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.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 large roasting chicken
  • 1,1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 250ml (1 cup) water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C.
  2. Rub chicken with salt inside and out. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon halves over outside of chicken, then rub paprika over all.
  3. Place squeezed lemon halves inside chicken cavity, then place chicken in a lightly greased 23x30cm baking dish.
  4. Pour a little water over chicken to prevent drying.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 3 hours, basting as needed.

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