Roasted Orange Chicken

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
roasted orange chicken
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  • 34 pound whole chicken
  • 4 oranges, sliced in 8ths
  • 1 white or yellow onion, cut into 4ths
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (fresh, or no sugar added)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together honey, orange juice, chili powder and paprika
  3. Stuff the onion and minced garlic into the empty cavity of the chicken
  4. Lay the orange slices on the bottom of the baking dish and around the sides
  5. Place the chicken on top and rub with olive oil
  6. Rub the thyme, salt and pepper into the skin of the chicken
  7. Pour the orange juice and honey mixture over the chicken in the baking dish
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, and use a baster or a large spoon to collect the orange juice mixture and pour it back over the top of the chicken and between the chicken legs
  9. Do this 3 more times, every 15 minutes until it’s been in the oven for 60 minutes
  10. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, OR until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees, as oven times may vary
  11. Wait 15 minutes prior to cutting into it to let the roasted chicken rest and seal in the juices
  12. Serve and enjoy!

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