Oven Baked Chicken
Roasting a chicken in the oven is great for a family dinner or to have leftovers for the next few days!
(about 5 lbs)
(or granulated garlic)
Preheat oven to 375°
Rinse chicken, remove giblets and drain liquid from cavity
Cut chicken in half on the breast side, leave spine intact
Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and turmeric in a small bowl, mix gently with fork until combined
Sprinkle seasoning evenly on both sides
Place in a 9″x13″ glass baking pan, skin/spine side up, completely flattened
Quarter your lemon and onion, squeeze lemon juice from wedges over chicken
Place onions and lemon wedges under the chicken, place a few onions on the chicken if you wish
Bake covered with foil (sealing it around the edges of the baking pan) for at least 1 hr, then check.
Uncover and cook additionally until finished, checking every 15 minutes.
Check with a meat thermometer and when thickest part is at 165 degrees Fahrenheit/75 Celsius it is safe to eat
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