Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spicy orange chicken revised!

Ah spiced orange baked with chicken! How delicious is that! I had forgotten until in lockdown a suggestion from a Greek friend reminded me that I had been intending to roast  a chicken and to use it to make soup as well.  So I went off to buy a chicken and on the way home thought of my Stephanie Spiced oranges stored in a high kitchen cupboard. Just the thing!

And indeed they were! I had previously cooked a variant of this, but this time I added the fresh orange I had bought to go with the chicken before I remembered the delicious spiced oranges.


1 fresh chicken
6 cloves garlic
Spiced oranges (orange and syrup)
4 potatoes
1 orange sweet potato
1 parsnip
1 navel orange
Dried rosemary
Olive oil


Preheat oven to 220c
Quarter potatoes, chop sweet potato and place in bowl
Peel parsnip, chop  and add to vegetables
Crush with blade of knife three garlic cloves still in their skins
Add these garlic cloves and rosemary to vegetables
Dribble with olive oil
Pull up your sleeves and mix vegetables to coat with oil
Rub the chicken inside and out with several pieces of the spiced orange
Place remnants of spiced orange inside cavity
Quarter orange and place in chicken cavity 
Peel and crush the remaining garlic cloves and rub over chicken
Add any remnants of garlic to the cavity
Sprinkle several spoonsful of the spiced orange syrup over top, bottom, sides and cavity of chicken
Place chicken in baking dish on its side
Arrange vegetables around
Rub chicken with remaining oil from bowl
Place in centre of oven and cook for 20 minutes
Bring out of oven and turn chicken to other side
Pour several spoonsful of spiced orange syrup over chicken
Turn the vegetables
Cook for another 20 minutes
Bring out of oven and turn chicken onto back (ie breast facing upwards)
Turn the vegetables
Cook for another 20 minutes
During this final 20 minutes of cooking prepare salad or vegetables to accompany.

1 comment:

Sherry's Pickings said...

sounds delicious! i'm on my way for dinner ... tee hee ...


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