Lemon Roasted Chicken in Cast Iron Pan
1 (3 to 4) pound roasting chicken (butterflied)
2 lemons (sliced)
1 large onion (chopped) (optional)
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cast iron grill pan if available
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix salt, paprika, garlic and pepper in a bowl and grind in a mortar and pestle. Marinade chicken and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a grill pan with half of the olive oil.
Top chicken with olive oil and butter and brown skin side down for 5 minutes. Turn over and grill for another 5 minutes.
Add onions under and around the chicken.
Top with lemon slices evenly.
Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the chicken gets golden brown and crispy. Chicken should reach 190 F.
Cut into pieces and serve in the pan with the onions and lemons slices on top.