Savour a Mouth-Watering Paprika Roast Chicken On a Lazy Weekend!

You’ll always find someone who loves chicken but when it comes to a whole roast chicken, most people prefer dining out. What if we tell you that roasting chicken can be done from the comfort of your own home and isn’t as scary as it seems? We, at Licious, are here to help you! 

You may have undoubtedly heard about the paprika roast chicken. It is delicious, tender, juicy, and very flavorful. You can easily make it at home with some simple steps. 

If you think this recipe is tedious and complex, you’re wrong. You’re good to go if you’ve all the ingredients and fresh chicken. The roast chicken recipe can be made with minimal effort. 

If you’re looking for an easy and subtle recipe to treat yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the best roast chicken recipe will do the job for you. 

What is Paprika Roast Chicken? 

As the name suggests, paprika is the key ingredient of the recipe. Now, the next question is: What is paprika? It is a type of chilli powder that adds much-needed spiciness, tang and zing to the recipe. 

Paprika is a ground spice prepared from various dried Capsicum anuum peppers, such as spicy chilli peppers, cayenne peppers, poblano peppers, Aleppo peppers, sweet peppers, and others. 

The peppers ground to make paprika powder were first grown in Central Mexico and introduced to Spain in the sixteenth century before spreading to Asia, Africa, and other European countries. 

Paprika is a popular ingredient in Hungarian cooking, where the vivid red spice is used as frequently as salt or pepper.

The most commonly used variety of paprika is Smoked Paprika. However, you may use smoked or regular paprika for the full chicken roast recipe. 

The paprika roast chicken recipe uses a combination of lime juice, pepper, and honey. As you can see, all the ingredients are different from each other. 

However, they add much-needed sweetness, tanginess, and tenderness to the chicken. 

It is one of the most accessible and convenient recipes to make at home when you do not have many ingredients and wish to make a delicious meal for your family. 

Whole Chicken With Skin 

At Licious, we deliver fresh chicken right to your doorstep. 

Our chicken and other meats are always fresh, never frozen. They are stored at 0-4°C at every stage to maintain freshness. The meat is passed through 150+ quality and safety checks before being delivered to your doorstep in tamper-free packaging. 

Our chicken is sourced from Biosecure farms and hand-picked at the right weight and size for tender meat. Additionally, all our chicken is free of hormones and antibiotic-residue.

For this roast chicken recipe, we recommend our whole chicken with skin, which comes cleaned and ready for use with zero added prep required.

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Paprika Roast Chicken Recipe
If you're wondering how to make the paprika roast chicken at home, we have you covered. The recipe is easy to follow and understand.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Make sure the chicken is dry by gently patting it with a paper towel. Please do not wash the chicken, it comes ready to be used straight out of the pack.
  3. Take the smoked paprika, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper together. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken. Gently rub some of it under the skin as well.
  4. Take a small pot and put it on heat. Add lemon juice and honey to the pot and let it simmer till the honey fully dissolves.
  5. When done, remove from heat. Set it aside.
  6. Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  7. After 35 minutes of roasting, baste the chicken with the honey and lemon juice mixture.
  8. Repeat the same every 15 minutes to prevent the chicken from drying out. Instead, it will absorb all the sweet and tangy juices.
  9. Insert a knife to check if it's cooked fully.
  10. Add more salt if needed.
  11. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks

The cook time may vary depending on the size of the chicken so do a check halfway through and towards the end.

If you liked this recipe, order fresh chicken from our website and give it a try. Use #MadeWithLicious when you share your recipe pictures on Instagram because we’d love to see the final dish.

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