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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Oranges embedded into the chicken cavity while it cooks infuse fresh flavor, enhanced on the plate with luscious orange sauce. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
oranges
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
whole chicken (3 to 4 lb)
1
teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
1
cup orange juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. With vegetable peeler, remove all of outer orange portion (zest) in one long piece from oranges. Cut oranges in half. Squeeze juice from 1 1/2 oranges to measure about 1/2 cup. Stir oil into juice.
  • 2
    Sprinkle chicken, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Place orange zest from 1 orange and remaining orange half inside chicken. Tie legs together with string. Insert meat thermometer so tip does not touch bone. In 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, pour 1/2 cup water; place chicken in dish. Pour orange juice-oil mixture over chicken.
  • 3
    Roast uncovered 1 hour 45 minutes, spooning drippings from dish over chicken every 30 minutes, until thermometer reads 180°F and legs move easily.
  • 4
    Cut remaining orange zest into thin (1 1/2x1/8-inch) strips to make about 1/4 cup. In 2-quart saucepan, place orange strips and 2 cups water. Heat to boiling. Drain and set orange strips aside. In same saucepan, heat sugar and vinegar over high heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in orange strips and 1 cup orange juice.
  • 5
    When chicken is done, place in another shallow pan; cover to keep warm. Into small bowl, strain drippings from dish; skim off and discard fat. Add to mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Serve sauce with chicken.

Expert Tips

  • Insert thermometer in breast so it does not touch the bone. Temperature should reach 180°F.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
27g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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