Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
------Prep time: 1.25 hours including marinating Cook time: 1 - 2 hours ------
- 1 (4 lb) roasting chickens
- 1 fresh orange, quartered
- 2 whole white onions, halved
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- black pepper
- Wash and clean the chicken, pat dry.
- Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and salt and pepper.
- Place the whole chicken in a gallon zip lock bag.
- Add the soy preparation to the bag and seal.
- Place in fridge for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Peel and halve the onions.
- Quarter the orange.
- Remove chicken from bag and place in a roasting pan.
- Save the soy preparation.
- Place the onion halves and orange quarters in the chicken cavity.
- Salt and pepper the outside of the chicken well.
- Place the "stuffed" chicken in the preheated oven.
- Place the soy preparation in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until boiling.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Turn off heat and use warm to baste.
- Baste the chicken with this mixture every 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
- Cook until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink.
I prepared this recipe for my brown bag lunch. I marinated the chicken overnight instead of a hour.
Like Evelyn/athens suggested, I did turn the chicken midway during cooking to ensure even basting and coloring.
Came out beautiful and taste was good
I would add more season in the marinate and with the onions and oranges. Will do this recipe again and tweek it.
I absolutely loved this as did the rest of my family. I eliminated the marinating step due to time but felt that it was delicious just the same.
This was a very simple recipe with a great taste. The chicken was moist. I would have given it 5 stars but there was one young guest that did not care for the citrus taste.