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Whole Roasted Chicken

POPSUGAR / paid for by / Perdue

Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

A whole roasted chicken doesn't need to be a special-occasion dinner. That's why we partnered with Perdue for this post.

Roasting an entire chicken doesn't need to be a daunting culinary adventure. It's so much easier than you think and a seriously flavorful way to cook a whole bird. The combination of paprika and lemon infuse together into a really delicious main dish that's also stunning. Make for Sunday dinner or the next time you have guests coming over — you only need a few minutes of prep to pull it off.

Smoky Lemon, Paprika Whole-Roasted Chicken

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Whole Roasted Chicken


  1. 1 whole Perdue chicken
    1/4 cup paprika
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 lemons, sliced


  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF.
  2. Slice the lemons and arrange in a single layer in a baking dish or skillet.
  3. Mix together the paprika, garlic salt, and salt in a small bowl, stirring to incorporate.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bag, then rinse and pat dry. Use a kitchen shears to cut away the backbone and open the chicken, pressing gently along the breastbone so it lays flat.
  5. Place on a plate and sprinkle with half the seasoning and rub into the chicken. Move onto the lemons and sprinkle with remaining seasoning.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165ºF. Tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff