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Orange Roasted Chicken

By Angie McGowan |

Orange Roasted Chicken

Nothing makes your home smell better than roasting a chicken. I usually roast a chicken at least once a week. It makes a perfect Sunday supper and we always have leftovers for sandwiches or chicken salad the next day. Roasting chickens are so much fun, and I have tried so many different flavor combinations. Since I’m a Floridian though, I have to have an orange flavored chicken pretty often. This is my favorite orange roasted chicken recipe for fall. I added rosemary and sage to compliment the orange flavor. Stuffing the chicken with the orange wedges keeps the meat very juicy. The flavor of the orange in the chicken is subtle, and compliments the herbs so well. Preparing the whole chicken couldn’t be simpler either, all you do is stuff the cavity of the chicken with orange wedges, onions, garlic, and herbs. For our small family, I just roast a small fryer chicken. Because we get small chickens, I’m lazy, and do not truss them. I just over-stuff their cavities and tuck their wings under them so they do not burn. For very large chickens and turkeys, I do truss though. If you want a great tutorial on trussing, I like Alton Brown’s demonstration. You can see Alton’s video about trussing here.

Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

1 chicken, rinsed and patted dry
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, or 2 tablespoons fresh
1 teaspoon dried sage, or 1 tablespoon fresh
1 orange, sliced in wedges
1/2 onion, chopped in chunks
2 cloves garlic
kosher salt
olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice oranges in wedges. Salt and pepper chicken. Put the chicken on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
2. Add oranges, rosemary, onions and garlic to chicken cavity.
3. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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7 thoughts on “Orange Roasted Chicken

  1. EyeCandies says:

    Delicious! I’m definately trying it out :)

  2. Sara O says:

    I have got to try this!!

  3. Cajun Chef Ryan says:

    The orange stuffed chicken cavity looks wonderful!

    Bon appetit!

  4. Alta says:

    I love roasted chicken, and I’ve often used oranges in the chicken as stuffing. I’m roasting one tonight, and you’ve reminded me that I have oranges! Making it this way!

  5. STACI says:

    This is the marvelous post that I have come over after huge searches. I am really thankful to you for providing this unique information.Greetings from Newport!

  6. Barb Mickles says:

    i have a freezer full of fresh hole fryers cann i use them for this reciepe,what kind of sweetner is used sence ive nerver seen it in my grocery store. i live in a small town which only one store. thank u

  7. Tara says:

    I know I need to check the internal temperature of the chicken to know when it is done, but I was just wondering a ballpark time for how long to cook the chicken. I really want to make this for guesst and want to be able to time it for their arrival

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