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Minnesota Delights: Grandma’s Sunday Roast Chicken

Now that it is fall I crave food from my childhood. I loved my grandma Tommy’s roast chicken.

Grandma’s Sunday Roasted Chicken


  • 2 whole chickens (4 pounds each) 
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 onions, quartered
  • 1 lemons, quartered

Prep Day: Mix together all spices in small bowl. Rinse chicken cavity and pat dry with paper towel. Rub each chicken inside out with spice mixture. Place 1/2 onion and 1/2 lemon into the cavity of each chicken. Place chickens in ziploc freezer bag and Freeze.

Serve Day: Place chicken in a roasting pan and bake uncovered at 250 degrees for 5 hours or until a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees. Let the chicken stand 10 minutes before carving.