Stupid-Easy Recipe for Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken (#1 Top-Rated)


A vibrant coating of smoky paprika is all it takes to turn basic roasted chicken into something special.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken.

1. Info for Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 40 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 559 kcal

2. Ingredients for Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken

  • 1 whole roasting chicken (4-5 lb.)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

3.2 Prep

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and position a wire rack in the pan.

Remove the giblets from the cavity of the chicken and discard.

Liberally season the chicken inside and out with the salt and black pepper.

With clean hands, rub the butter all over the surface of the chicken, and under the breast skin.

Sprinkle the smoked paprika, thyme, parsley, and garlic powder over the entire surface of the chicken.

Place the chicken on the roasting rack breast side up. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wing tips beneath the body of the chicken.

3.3 Oven

Roast the chicken on middle rack of oven until the thickest part of the breast reaches an internal temperature of 160°F, 60-80 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that chicken is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Leftovers may be refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 2 months.


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