Roast Chicken With Orange, Lemon & Ginger

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Preheat an oven to 400°F
  • Cut the lemon into quarters.
  • Rub the outside of the chicken with one of the lemon quarters then discard.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the lemon and orange zests and 1 tablespoon of the grated ginger.
  • Rub this mixture evenly in the cavity and put the lemon and orange quarters inside the bird.
  • Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • In the now-empty small bowl, combine the melted olive oil, lemon and orange juices, honey, and the remaining 2 tablespoons ginger and mix well.
  • Place the chicken in the oven on its side and roast about ten minutes; turn on its other side and roast ten minutes more.
  • Turn oven down to 350°F and turn chicken so it is roasting breast side up and roast till done--about another 40 minutesuntil the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.
  • Baste with the citrus juice mixture at least 4 times during cooking.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Variation: Use 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice in place of the lemon juice.