Roasted Chicken With Nutmeg and Orange

Recipe by Outta Here
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Remove excess fat from cavity of chicken.
  • Combine orange zest, half of the nutmeg, butter, olive oil and half of the salt.
  • Combine citrus juices and set aside.
  • With fingers, gently loosen skin from breast and thigh/leg area. Put butter mixture under loosened skin, patting skin back into place to spread butter. Season with half of remaining nutmeg and salt.
  • Place an oiled roasting rack in roasting pan. Place chicken (trussed if desired) breast side down. Roast 40 minutes. Carefully turn chicken breast side up and baste with cooking juices.
  • Pour citrus juice over top of chicken and season with remaining salt and nutmeg, and pepper.
  • Roast without basting another 40 minutes, or until internal temperature in leg/thigh area reaches 180ºF.
  • Remove to cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before carving.
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