April 15, 2015

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Winner, winner chicken dinner! Your new go-to roasted chicken recipe just got turned up a notch, with the addition of citrus. An easy, yet elegant roasted chicken with fresh lemons, oranges and herbs makes the perfect weeknight meal or for special occasions. We all know the wonders a hot oven can do for chicken, (think crispy skin) but did you know it equally does wonders for citrus? Who knew. Looking for citrusy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth delicious chicken? Look no further.

Roasted chicken, whether baked whole or in parts like I did, is a staple kitchen recipe that all should know how to make. I have to admit, the first time I roasted a chicken I was pretty intimidated and I’m not sure why, because once assembled the oven does the rest of the work. A flavorful, roasted chicken is one of my favorite dishes because it’s so easy, elegant, and it’s always a crowd pleaser. This recipe adds an aromatic riff, with the lemon and orange, which makes this recipe that much more delicious. A recipe that is simple enough for weekday dinning and elegant enough for a dinner party, is one all should have.

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10-12 pieces (about 4 1/2 lbs.) bone-in chicken parts

1 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup lime juice
Slices from 1 lime, 1 lemon, and 1 orange.
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tbs. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbs.  chopped fresh thyme

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Marinate chicken pieces for at least an hour, and longer if you like. After done marinating, put in roasting an with some of the marinade and the fruit slices. Roast for an hour or until chicken is browned and completely cooked through.

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