• Cooking Time: 300
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 20


  • 1 5 to 7 lb chicken
  • 3-4 small lemons
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups of water


  • Prehet the oven to 300 degrees
  • Remove the giblets and excess fat from the chicken cavity..
  • Rinse the chicken, inside and out, in cold water and dry it thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Roll the lemons on a countertop to soften them.
  • Pierce the lemons with a fork or toothpick 10-20 times per lemon.
  • In a small bowl, use a spoon to mix together the salt, paprika and garlic.
  • Add some olive oil to make a paste.
  • Rub half the paste inside the chicken cavity.
  • Then shove in as many of the lemons as will fit.
  • Rub the rest of the paste all over the outside of the chicken.
  • Place the chicken on top of a greased broiler pan.
  • Pour the water in the bottom of the pan
  • Bake the chicken for 45 to 60 minutes per pound.
  • Add baking potatoes after 2 hours.
  • As the water in the pan evaporates, add more.
  • Take the lemons out before you bring the chicken to the table
  • Serve the chicken with pan juices and twice baked potatoes.


The easiest dinner ever !!! Also, it makes the house smell yummy all afternoon. My favorite thing to cook on a cold rainy Sunday . . .

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