This is our all time favorite roast chicken. It is easy and a complete meal on its own as I usually added some vegetables to the roast. I will usually roast a bird once every 2 weeks and it can last us for a few meals. With the leftovers I make it into sandwiches, pie and the bones for stock. The mix of orange juice, honey, chili powder and mustard to the glaze added a wonderful flavor to the chicken.
1 roasting chicken, around 3.5 – 4 pounds
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 tsp paprika
3 tbsp butter – room temperature
3 sprigs thyme 1 small orange – cut into quarters
Salt and pepper to taste
Some vegetables of your choice – peppers, potatoes, carrots and onions