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    Chicken with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Mirj's Note:

    This is delicious and fragrant! Your house smells wonderful while the chicken is roasting and the neighbors knock on your door looking for invitations to dinner. I make this at least once a month.

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    1. 1
      Preheat an oven to 350°F degrees.
    2. 2
      Cut the lemon into quarters.
    3. 3
      Rub the outside of the chicken with one of the lemon quarters, then discard.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, stir together the lemon and orange zests and 1 tablespoon of the grated ginger.
    5. 5
      Rub this mixture evenly in the cavity.
    6. 6
      Put the lemon and orange quarters inside the bird.
    7. 7
      Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      In the now-empty small bowl, combine the melted margarine or olive oil, lemon and orange juices, honey, and the remaining 2 tablespoons ginger.
    10. 10
      Mix well.
    11. 11
      Place the chicken in the oven and roast, basting with the citrus juice mixture at least 4 times during cooking, until the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.
    12. 12
      Transfer to a serving platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
    13. 13
      Carve the chicken.
    14. 14
      Garnish with orange sections.
    15. 15
      Variation: Use 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice in place of the lemon juice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2002


      My whole family like this (which is extremely unusual - they are very picky eaters)! I served it over rice. The only thing I would change, is to make it saucier, to go over pasta or rice. Yum!

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    • on February 02, 2002


      Very good and moist. I made a romantic dinner for my husband and served slices over parmesan angle hair pasta. I started with a small bowl of Dick Clark's Mushroom Soup, a warm greens salad with fresh tomato with Italian dressing and a Cabernet.

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    • on April 20, 2003


      This was very good. The citrus & honey mixture was very flavorful and made the chicken very tasty. I served this as part of our Easter meal and it was enjoyed by all. Note: I used a smaller chicken and was surprised that I needed even more cooking time - next time I might cook it at a slightly higher temp.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

    Serving Size: 1 (219 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 377.4
    Calories from Fat 234
    Total Fat 26.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 53.4 mg
    Sodium 218.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 19.7 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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