Bacon Roasted Chikcen


2 tablespoons butter, softened Coupons
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
1 onion, peeled and cut in half
8 strips raw bacon
1 cup chicken broth


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a roasting rack in a roasting pan.

In a small bowl, combine butter, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well. Rub mixture over entire chicken and place in roasting pan. Place onion in cavity of chicken.

Lay 4 strips of bacon on top of the chicken on a diagonal. Lay the remaining bacon strips in the opposite direction, creating a basket weave effect. Pour chicken broth into roasting pan; do not pour over chicken.

Bake chicken 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours, or until juices run clear or a meat thermometer inserted in thigh reaches 180 degrees F., basting occasionally with broth.