Moroccan-style Roast Chicken

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Serves 4 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr 10 Min
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Calories
249
Protein
20g
Sodium
52mg
Sat.Fat
7.7g
INGREDIENTS
1 PERDUE® Fresh Whole Chicken
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 lemon, halved
INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: 
Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove giblets and visible fat. Rub inside and out with butter and seasonings. Place lemon in cavity. If desired, fold back wings and tie legs together with kitchen string.
Step 2: 
Place chicken breast-side up in shallow roasting pan. Roast 30 minutes.
Step 3: 
Baste with pan juices and reduce heat to 375°F. Tent chicken loosely with aluminum foil. Cook 30 to 40 minutes longer, until juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork, and a meat thermometer registers 180° F when inserted in the thickest part of thigh.
Step 4: 
Remove chicken to a warm platter.Serve, if desired, with hot couscous tossed with melted butter, raisins, toasted almond slivers and chopped parsley. Serve chicken and couscous with pan juices.
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