How to make Whole Chicken Roast
To prepare this main dish recipe, squeeze the lemon in a small bowl and reserve the peel for later use. Now, make a few slits on the breasts and thighs of the chicken. Rub the chicken inside out with salt, black pepper powder and lemon juice. In a bowl, mix olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, thyme and rub the mixture all over the chicken. Cover the chicken and marinate it for minimum 5 hours.
Next, cut the onion into half and along with the left over lemon peel, put it inside the chicken. Add rosemary sprigs in the slits made earlier. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place the chicken in the oven and cook for 45 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius.
Once cooked, place the chicken on a chopping board. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving it out. Carve it and then place it in a serving plate. Serve it with some salad to enjoy!