Chicken with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mirj

This is delicious and fragrant! Your house smells wonderful while the chicken is roasting and the neighbors knock on your door looking for invitations to dinner. I make this at least once a month.

Top Review by Barbie

My whole family like this (which is extremely unusual - they are very picky eaters)! I served it over rice. The only thing I would change, is to make it saucier, to go over pasta or rice. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F degrees.
  2. Cut the lemon into quarters.
  3. Rub the outside of the chicken with one of the lemon quarters, then discard.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon and orange zests and 1 tablespoon of the grated ginger.
  5. Rub this mixture evenly in the cavity.
  6. Put the lemon and orange quarters inside the bird.
  7. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan.
  8. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  9. In the now-empty small bowl, combine the melted margarine or olive oil, lemon and orange juices, honey, and the remaining 2 tablespoons ginger.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Place the chicken in the oven and roast, basting with the citrus juice mixture at least 4 times during cooking, until the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.
  12. Transfer to a serving platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  13. Carve the chicken.
  14. Garnish with orange sections.
  15. Variation: Use 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice in place of the lemon juice.

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