You don't have to use a claypot you can use a regular roasting pan. A claypot is soaked in water and put into a cold oven. This makes the meat very moist by infusing the moisture from the soaked claypot while baking.
2Combine all ingredients except chicken, butter, paprika and salt and pour into claypot.
3Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Put a small whole onion in the cavity of the chicken. Place the butter under the skin on breasts and smooth it out
4Literally sprinkle salt and paprika over chicken. Set chicken on top of potatoes and vegetables.
5Place top on claypot and put in a cold oven. Turn oven up to 450 degrees. Bake about an hour. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and remove top of claypot. Bake another half an hour or until chicken internal temp reaches 185 degrees.
6Remove from oven. Set chicken on carving board and let rest 20 minutes. Strain drippings and discard the cloves of garlic. Cook the dripping on stove top until reduced and slightly thickened.
7Serve the chicken with potatoes and vegetables on the side with sauce drizzled over chicken.
line a sheet of foil beneath the claypot in oven this tends to sometimes boil over a bit.