Erin's Orange Roasted Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I really like citrus juice and chicken. It's a great pairing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean chicken and pat dry.
  2. Rub skin with half of 1 orange.
  3. Stuff cavity of chicken with 2 orange halves, garlic cloves and the butter.
  4. Roast at 350F for 22 minutes for each pound.
  5. Make sauce by adding orange juice to the pan drippings and reducing by half.


Most Helpful

Great flavour! I roasted the chicken covered for the first half of cooking time, then added 1 tbsp olive oil to the orange juice and poured that into the pan for the last half of cooking time; cooked it uncovered, basting like mad. When done, and while the chicken rested, I put the pan with the drippings on the stove and boiled it, whisking up the brown bits, until reduced to a syrupy consistency. Fabulous! I didn't even need to add salt or pepper to the sauce! Erin, this recipe is a real keeper; very easy and very delicious!

Lennie March 27, 2002

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