Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

I do not have much to say today. Grumpy? Yes. Tired? Probably. Stressed? Always. So instead of faking my way through a cutesy little story about chickens, here's a recipe. It good, cheap, healthy, and is destined for leftovers. Enjoy.

4-5 lbs Chicken
1/2 cup low sugar orange marmalade (try Smuckers)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 orange
red pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Remove giblets from chicken. Wash throughly in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
Mix marmalade, orange juice, salt, and red pepper and sriracha (to taste). Grate your orange to add orange zest to your glaze.
Loosen the chicken skin.
Rub your orange glaze mixture under loosen skin and onto outside of skin
Puncture at lease 20 holes in your orange with toothpick. Place orange in chicken cavity.
Close up chicken cavity with string or toothpicks. Make sure not to tighten it too much.
Put chicken into roasting pan, breasts facing down. Cook for 30 minutes.
Flip chicken over with breasts facing up. Cook for another 30 minutes.
Then turn thermostat up to 400 degrees and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Serving size: approx 8
Calories: 170 - 200 calories for each 3oz portion without skin (depending on the part of the chicken)

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