A healthy, easy meal. This one has to cook for a while but requires very little hands on time. Which is great with a baby and working at home. It's also very easy to substitute things in this recipe. Also, pretty inexpensive if you buy the chicken when it's on a good sale.
1 whole 4-5 lb roasting chicken (or fryer chicken, depends on what your store calls it)
2-3 tablespoons Olive oil (butter may also be used and is in the original recipe)
3 tablespoons Paprika (smoked, spanish, or regular work)
2 tablespoons Honey (sugar can also work if you're out of honey)
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients (other than the chicken obviously) up in a small bowl.
Now it's ready to go in the oven. This part takes 1-1 1/2 hours usually. Chicken is done when the juice runs clear, not pink. It's generally best to check in the breast and the thigh. Also, a meat thermometer should read about 165-170 for the breast and 180-185 for the thigh.
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.