Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

Roasted Chicken Orange
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  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This is a simple roasted chicken, seasoned with butter, rosemary, and oranges. A flavorful orange sauce is made with the drippings and served with the chicken.

What You'll Need

  • 1 roasting chicken, about 5 pounds
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crumbled rosemary
  • 2 oranges, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

How to Make It

  1. Brush chicken with butter; season with salt, pepper, and the rosemary.
  2. Put orange halves in the chicken cavity.
  3. Roast in a preheated 325° oven for about 2 1/2 hours, or use time guide on the chicken packaging. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should produce a temperature of at least 165° F.
  4. Remove chicken from the roasting pan and tent with foil to keep warm.
  5. Set the pan with drippings on a burner over medium heat. Sprinkle cornstarch into the pan drippings, and cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in remaining ingredients until smooth.
  1. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 2 minutes.

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