1 (3 pound) chicken, cut up
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves fresh, minced)
2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup water
Clean chicken well.
Combine salt, pepper, garlic, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture onto all parts of the chicken. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a roasting pan with vegetable oil spray.
Remove chicken from refrigerator, and place in roasting pan. Sprinkle with paprika. Scatter onion slices around chicken, and roast uncovered for 35 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
Stir onion slices, add the cup of water, and continue roasting for an additional 50 minutes until tender, basting occasionally.