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Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have to be All About the Turkey!
Purdue Oven Stuffer Roaster Chicken
cut in half
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Remove giblet bag from chicken, wash the chicken inside and out, pat dry.
Place chicken on a wire rack in a baking pan. (Put a piece of aluminum foil on the rack to prevent the chicken from sticking)
Stuff the chicken with the lemon halves and the garlic cloves. Tie the drumsticks together with kitchen twine.
Using your hands, rub butter all over the chicken.
Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and the paprika.
Bake on middle rack in the oven for 30 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 degrees and cook for 2- 2 1/2 hours depending on the size of your chicken. You will know it is done when the juices run clear and the popper pops.
Serve with gravy and Enjoy!!