Country Roast Chicken

Country Roast Chicken
Famous Dave's Recipe

1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup paprika
1/2 cup lemon pepper
1/2 cup Mrs. Dash original blend

Roast Chicken:
1 6 lb. roasting chicken
2 (16 oz.) bottle Italian dressing
1 (8 oz.) bottle lemon juice
1/3  Roast Chicken Seasoning

Mix ingredients for chicken seasoning. Store in a covered container. Place the chicken in a 2-gallon sealable plastic bag. Pour a mixture of the Italian dressing and lemon juice over chicken, turning to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 3 hours, turning every 30 minutes.

Remove chicken from bag and drain. Season generously with 1/3 cup Roast Chicken seasoning. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange chicken on a rack in a baking pan. Tent loosely with foil.

Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 170 to 180°F., removing the tent 20 minutes before the end of baking process. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Chef: Famous Dave Anderson