This is a family favorite and very easy to do. Roasting is the simplest way to cook a whole chicken.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: varies on size of bird
Ease of Preparation: Easy
1 (4 to 5 lbs) Whole chicken
1 tablespoon Lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons margarine
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Remove giblets from cavity of chicken. Rinse chicken well inside and out. Pat dry and remove any excess fat around cavity.
3. Rub lime juice over skin and inside cavity. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Lay a few dots of margarine on the back and legs.
4. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
5. Roast for 20 minutes per pound or until juices run clear when skin under thigh joint is pricked with a knife.
Tips & Tricks
Tip: Fat and calorie content can be reduced by draining cooked chicken of thigh and cavity juices and removing skin prior to serving.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 420; fat 26g (sat 7g, mono 10.3g, poly 6.8g); iron 2.12g; cholesterol 142mg; calcium 26mg; carbohydrate 0g; sodium 260mg; protein 44g; fiber 0g