Garlic and Citrus Chicken Recipe

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Submitted by jdparker22

Makes 6 servings



Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Citrus Sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic and Citrus Chicken

5 lb chicken
1 orange
1 fruit lemons
1 cup garlic
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves

Recipe Directions for Garlic and Citrus Chicken

  1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.

  2. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle the cavity with salt and pepper. Stuff the cavity with the orange, lemon, and garlic halves. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen string to help hold its shape. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

  3. Place a rack in a large roasting pan. Place the chicken, breast side up, on the rack in the pan. Roast the chicken for 1 hour, basting occasionally and adding some chicken broth to the pan, if necessary, to prevent the pan drippings from burning. Whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, oregano, and chopped garlic in a medium bowl to blend. Brush some of the juice mixture over the chicken, after it has baked 1 hour. Continue roasting the chicken until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the innermost part of the thigh registers 170 degrees F, basting occasionally with the juice mixture and adding broth to the pan, about 45 minutes longer. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Tent with foil while making the sauce (do not clean the pan).

  4. Place the same roasting pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in any remaining broth and simmer until the sauce is reduced to 1 cup, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Strain into a 2-cup glass measuring cup and discard the solids. Spoon the fat from the top of the sauce. Serve the chicken with the pan sauce.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 612.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
709
Calories from Fat
153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.0g
26%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
291mg
97%
Sodium
688mg
29%
Potassium
1098mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
18.8g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
114.7g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 13% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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