• Roast Chicken With Orange And Spices

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    Roast Chicken With Orange And Spices
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 75 min Servings: 6
    by Robyn Savoie
    381 recipes
    For an elegant yet simple Autumn menu, serve this dish with steamed wild rice, a crisp green salad and freshly baked bread. Bake apples or pears for dessert right along with the chicken!


    • 4 1/2 Lb. Roasting Chicken
    • 1 Large Orange
    • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
    • 1 Tsp. Salt
    • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cardamom
    • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
    • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cloves


    1. Heat oven to 450°F. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
    2. Grate 1 tablespoon of peel from orange. In small bowl, combine butter with orange peel, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves; mix well. Rub mixture over chicken, spreading some inside cavity.
    3. Stuff cavity of chicken with whole orange. Secure legs together with cotton string and tuck wings under chicken. Place chicken, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.
    4. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F. Baste with pan juices and bake an additional 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 180°F.
    5. Transfer chicken to serving platter. Remove orange. Cut orange in half and squeeze juice over chicken; cover and let rest 15 minutes before serving.

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