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Roasted Orange Chicken

Fresh Orange is abundant during this time.Our markets are full of all kinds of oranges. Mostly the oranges sell here are from Florida. I guess now must be their harvest season or it's in conjunction with Chinese New Year? I love fruits.So whenever I shop at local market I would get fruits like Fuji apples,cantaloupe,grapes,berries ,oranges,banana and etc . I keep buying and lost track that I still have plenty of oranges sitting on my kitchen counter. So before it's goes bad and dry ,I might as well use it to roast with whole chicken..The chicken is really full of citrus fragrant which is so moist ,tender and juicy.


1 whole chicken ( about 3-4 lbs)

4 tbsp salt

4 tbsp ground garlic powder

4 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp ground black pepper

2-3 oranges -cut to 2 piece (prefers Sunkist)


1: Clean and remove giblets,neck and feathers.Raise and pat dry the whole chicken.Preheat oven to 375 F.Prepare a baking tray with aluminum foil underneath.

2: Mix all the above seasoning in a small bowl.Rub the seasoning mixture all over the whole chicken,stuff all cut oranges into the cavity , then spray some butter or oil all over the skin before wrap with aluminum foil for roasting.

3:Bake for 1 hour ,then remove the foil and brush with oranges juice that flow out on the foil back on the chicken to infuse the flavor into the chicken. Bake for another 30 minutes ,brush the chicken again with orange juice,turn temperature to broil for 15 minutes to brown the skin to golden brown.

4:Remove chicken from oven,let it rest for 10 minutes before crave and serve warm .



Anonymous said...
January 23, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Wow so perfectly browned! I can imagine how moist and juicy it is.

Anonymous said...
January 23, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Your chicken looks good !!! Brown and cripy skin..., yum yum!!

Anonymous said...
January 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Murphy and I like chicken braise in oranges. Your bird look so delicious.can you guys finish all the chicken?

Anonymous said...
January 23, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Your chicken looking so pretty!

Anonymous said...
January 24, 2009 at 3:12 AM

how lovely!!! the use of orange gives this bird a nice twist... :)happy chinese new year!!!

Anonymous said...
January 24, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Lovely chicken you have there! Surely fragrant and delicious! :)

Anonymous said...
January 24, 2009 at 8:46 AM

And I thought this was my little secret, LOL

whenever I cook roasted chicken, I fill the cavity with a peeled and sectioned orange, lemon or both! It really adds a nice flavor to the chicken and as you say, Beachlover, it makes it so juicy and plump with a hint of citrus. Yours looks wonderful!

Thanks for sharing...Happy year of the Ox to you and yours!

Anonymous said...
January 24, 2009 at 2:37 PM

I like the sound of an orange roast chicken!

Anonymous said...
January 25, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Thank you:)
Yes,it's really juicy amd tender.

Thank you my dear:)

usually we can't finish the whole bird but I modified something else for Eliot..going to poat the leftover soon!

thank you my dear:)

yes,it's something different from regular bbq chicken we used to eat..Happy New year to you too:)

Thank you :) gong Hei Fatt Choy to you too!!

Thank you very much my dear:)sorry I didn't know it's your secret!!lol! nevermind I make up for you next time:)

Thank you,I'm glad you like it!

Anonymous said...
January 27, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Your chicken looks juicy and perfectly roasted!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.