1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
2 teaspoon paprika
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 stalk celery, leaves removed
2 sprigs rosemary
In a small bowl mix 3 tablespoon butter with minced garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.
Wash chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Lift the skin and put butter and spice mix underneath the skin and than cover skin with the remainig mixture.
Using kitchen twine, tie the legs together, then tuck wing tips underneath.
Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82C) in the thigh.
Baste with melted butter every 20-30 minutes.
Remove from heat, and baste with melted butter and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.
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