Baked Chicken With Oranges

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Baked Chicken with Oranges is a rich and flavorful weeknight meal bursting with fresh, summery flavor. This dish is so simple to make, it’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

I’ll admit, I have a strange obsession with converting web recipes into something you can use on the go. Oranges are low in calories but also full of valuable vitamins, so if you are looking for a sweet citrus treat then you will love this recipe.

Orange Herb Roasted Chicken

This whole roasted chicken turns out terrifically flavorful and tender, and the broth left in the bottom is a perfect gravy in itself!

Orange Herb Roasted Chicken

Make the most of the entire chicken, and enhance all the great flavors with fresh orange and herbs! First slip butter between the skin and meat, then drizzle your entire chicken with freshly-squeezed orange juice and stuff the rinds inside the chicken. Truss the chicken and season with salt, pepper, garlic, drizzle with butter and nestle with delicious herbs: rosemary, thyme and sage. Bake and baste with broth until golden and juicy

Recipe Summary

Prep:

30 mins

Cook:

1 hr 20 mins

Additional:

10 mins

Total:

2 hrs

Servings:

6

Yield:

6 servings

Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
  • ½ cup butter, cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces
  • 2 navel oranges, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour the chicken broth into a small roasting pan, and set aside.
  • Step 2Loosen the skin from the breasts and thighs of the chicken. Stuff the butter pieces evenly underneath the skin of the chicken, and place into the roasting pan. Squeeze the orange halves over the chicken, and stuff the orange halves into the chicken cavity. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then rub in the minced garlic. Drizzle the melted butter all over the chicken, then lay the herb sprigs onto the breast and around the legs.
  • Step 3Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and baste the chicken with the pan juices. Continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 1 to 2 hours. Baste the chicken every 10 to 15 minutes after you uncover it. Once cooked, allow the chicken to rest out of the oven for 10 minutes before slicing.

EASY ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN RECIPE

This delicious Orange Baked Chicken Recipe is easy enough for a quick weeknight meal, but don’t forget about it on the weekends either! It only takes 30 minutes of cook time for perfect chicken every single time.

Easy Orange Baked Chicken Recipe

Baked or roasted chicken is one of our regularly go-to main dishes. There are so many ways to combine your favorite savory flavor profiles with chicken and have it ready in about 30 minutes. It’s always perfectly cooked and full of flavor without being dry. It’s a no-brainer in our home, and always enjoyed by everyone. 

Baked or roasted chicken is a main dish that pairs well with a number of side dishes so you can easily plan a well-balanced meal around this quick to prepare tasty dish. For side dishes to compliment baked chicken, consider quick baked potatoes, garlic lemon green beans, sweet potato fries, or a healthy tossed salad, to name a few.

Easy Orange Baked Chicken Recipe

This easy Orange Baked Chicken Recipe combines citrus and ginger that creates a subtle flavor for this tasty dish. Plus it smells so lovely while it’s baking which will always makes everyone ready and never late for supper.

EASY ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN RECIPE

EASY ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN RECIPE

YIELD: 4

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 35 MINUTES

This baked chicken recipe is simple and quick to prepare and makes a tasty main dish for any meal.

INGREDIENTS

  •  3 1/2-4 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (use favorite pieces)
  •  1 tablespoons olive oil
  •  6 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  ½ teaspoon pepper
  •  orange slices

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat over 450-degrees F.
  2. Spread chicken pieces evenly in oven-safe skillet, dutch oven, or casserole.
  3. Whisk together oil, orange juice, ground ginger, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour over chicken; toss to coat.
  5. Lay an orange slice on top of each piece of chicken.
  6. Roast in preheated oven, uncovered for 30 minutes, or until chicken done.

SIMPLE ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN

This simple orange baked chicken is juicy, healthy, bursting with flavours and just incredibly delicious! This orange chicken recipe is perfect paired with other sides for dinner or you can serve as appetizer. This recipe is game changing and you are going to love it!

Simple orange baked chicken picture. Easy and quick

ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN DRUMSTICK

This orange chicken recipe is made with drumstick. This part of the chicken is more juicy than white meat and let me tell you this oven baked orange chicken drumstick is just divine. You can use other chicken parts like thighs and wings.

The sweet taste of orange and honey, the flavour combined with garlic, ginger and other spices makes this orange baked chicken drumstick the juicest. It is also super tender inside and tastes so good.

If you’re looking for chicken recipe with the right amount of sweetness and bursting with flavours, this is it! I must also say it is healthy. No unneccessary ingredients in this chicken. It is made with fresh orange and just a tiny bit of honey. Infact this recipe calls for just one tablespoon of honey. In my opinion, this is the perfect orange chicken recipe. Try it and you’ll agree with me.

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WHY I LOVE THIS ORANGE CHICKEN

  • It is healthy and good source of protein. It’s a low carb chicken recipe.
  • Few ingredients – This recipe makes use of less than 10 ingredients.
  • Smells and taste amazing – The sweet citrus smell will make you drool many times before the chicken comes out of the oven and when you finally taste it you’ll need will power to stop eating.
  • Quick and makes for great dinner – 45 minutes is what it takes to bake this chicken made with orange slices.
  • Insanely delicious – What is the point if it doesn’t tick this box? It absolutely tastes delicious!

ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

The ingredients for this orange chicken drumstick are:

Chicken drumsticks

Orange – Juice, zest, skin

Garlic

Ginger

Paprika

Black pepper

Honey

Olive oil

Salt

ingredients for orange chicken

What other spices can you add ?

Take it up a notch by adding extra seasonings or spices like:

Thyme or Rosemary

Minced onion or Onion powder

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN

This healthy orange chicken recipe is easy to make and you only need to bast once towards the end of baking. Steps to make this easy orange baked chicken recipes are:

1) Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle the drumsticks with salt. Put them in a large bowl.

2) In a small bowl mix the orange juice, zest, paprika, black pepper, garlic, olive oil and ginger.

Mix the ingredients. chicken with orange juice and honey.

3) Pour¾ of the marinade over the chicken. Mix the other ¼ with honey and set aside.

4) Leave the chicken drumstick to marinate for 1 hour or more. It’s better if you leave to marinate ovenight however take the chicken out of the fridge 20 -30 minutes to reach room temperature before baking in the oven.

5) Arrange marinated chicken on baking sheet lined tray. Place the orange slices/ wedges on the chicken and put in the oven and bake at temperature of 200 C / 400F for 30 – 35 minutes.

6) Brush the chicken with the marinade/honey mixture and bake for another 5 -10 minutes.

roasted chicken with orange slices

7) Bring out of the oven and serve.

easy orange chicken

TIPS

Best to marinate overnight.

You can use chicken thighs or wings for this recipe.

Pat the chicken dry before applying marinade

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ORANGE BAKED CHICKEN

Can i make this recipe with skinless chicken?

Yes you can however adjust the baking time so it doesn’t dry out.

Can i use Orange juice from carton?

Yes however freshly squeezed is best moreover you will need the zest and skin when baking to infuse more flavour.

Calories in this Orange baked chicken

One orange chicken drumstick contains approximately 190 Calories.

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