I originally found this recipe on the internet, on Uncle Phaedrus' website. This recipe came from Marya, whose father (Fred Koss) made the tasty and flamboyant dish he reportedly got from a magazine sometime in the 1960s. However, when her father passed away the family was without the unique dish until it was located in her deceased aunt's cookbook collection, where it was titled "Chicken L'Orange."
I haven't yet tried this recipe, but I emailed back and forth with Marya to get details and translated it as best I could into a more modern format - it's so unusual that I wanted to keep it in my collection and share it with you. It could be great for a fun retro dinner party. :) Marya made it last Easter and says, "I made a big ham and the equivalent of (I think) 4 ducks. My poor ham sat there completely ignored. The crowd went crazy for it. It was just as good as we remembered. As far as the purple, I'd call it more burgundy or maroon, but it's very beautiful..."