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When you want an impressive centerpiece for Sunday dinner or a special-occasion meal, you can't go wrong with this golden chicken from our Test Kitchen. The moist, tender meat is enhanced with a hint of orange, savory and thyme.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Carefully loosen the skin above the breast meat. Combine the onion salt, thyme, savory, orange peel and pepper; rub half of the herb mixture under the loosened skin. Rub chicken skin with oil; sprinkle with remaining herb mixture.

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  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees F. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove skin before carving. Skim fat and thicken pan juices for gravy if desired.

Tips

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (4 ounces cooked chicken, skin removed, calculated without gravy) equals 197 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; protein 50.7g; carbohydrates 0.2g; fat 41.5g; cholesterol 204.3mg; sodium 372mg. Full Nutrition
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