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Broiled Chicken Deluxe

Yield 4 servings


  • 1 (3- to 3 1/2-pound) broiler-fryer, split
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken, breast side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Rub entire surface of chicken halves with lemon, squeezing out juice occasionally. Combine salt, pepper, and paprika; sprinkle over chicken. Brush chicken with 1/4 cup butter; sprinkle with sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10 minutes. Baste with remaining butter. Reduce heat to 350°; cover and bake an additional 35 minutes or until tender.

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