Off Memooleh Betapoozim (Chicken Stuffed With Oranges)

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Found on net. This sounds divine and it is so very easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse the chicken inside and out under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Cut lemon in half and rub one half over surface of chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, mix spices together and sprinkle over chicken. Squeeze juice from remaining lemon half and from 1 of the oranges into roasting pan and add water.
  4. Place remaining orange, whole and unpeeled, in chicken cavity.
  5. Cut onions in half and add to pan.
  6. Cook chicken for 15 minutes, then baste with the pan juices and lower heat to 350 degrees F.
  7. Cook for 1 hour more, basting after 30 minutes.
  8. Remove orange from cavity of chicken. Cut orange and onions into small pieces and serve with chicken.
  9. Serve with rice or pasta.


Most Helpful

My kids loved this chicken. Left overs would be great as a mandrian orange chicken salad sandwich!

luvaim January 07, 2009

I can't believe I forgot too rate this, this chicken is my standard for Hanukkah, my son used to call it chicken with the orange "stuck in the butt" not a nice visual, but a great tasting chicken

Esther in Atlanta, GA December 17, 2008

This makes for a good, moist and tender chicken. As Evelyn said the instructions are great and easy to follow. I only used about half of the spice mix, as I thought there was too much for a 2 1/2 lb chicken. I did however use some of it to sprinkle over my roast vegetables that I served with it, so I didn't waste too much. I'd reduce the salt slightly next time. It's okay on the chicken itself, but the amount made the onions taste too salty for my liking and I ended up not eating them because of it. Thanks for sharing. :D

-Sylvie- January 23, 2006

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