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Roasted Sticky Chicken

Ingredients
4teaspoonsalt
2teaspoonpaprika
1teaspooncayenne pepper
1teaspoononion powder
1teaspoonthyme
1teaspoonwhite pepper
1/2teaspoongarlic powder
1/2teaspoonblack pepper
1eachroasting chicken
1cuponion, quartered

Directions:

This recipe is a great way to roast a large chicken for planned leftovers. It is reminiscent of those rotisserie-style chickens that are so popular now, and it is very easy to make. The meat comes out very moist and flavorful, so it is as good leftover as freshly cooked.

You need to start this the night before serving.

In a small bowl, thoroughly combine all the spices. Remove giblets from chicken, clean the cavity well and pat dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, both inside and out, making sure it is evenly distributed and down deep into the skin. Place in a resealable plastic bag, seal and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to roast chicken, stuff cavity with onions, and place in a shallow baking pan. Roast, uncovered, at 250 degrees for 5 hours.

After the first hour, baste chicken occasionally (every half hour or so) with pan juices. The pan juices will start to caramelize on the bottom of pan and the chicken will turn golden brown. If the chicken contains a pop-up thermometer, ignore it.

Let chicken rest about 10 minutes before carving.

Variation: Get a lemon or two, use a fork and poke them full of holes, and put them in the chicken cavity. Roast as usual. The chicken will be moist, and have a faint lemon taste.





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