Orange Herb Roasted Chicken

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This whole roasted chicken turns out terrifically flavorful and tender, and the broth left in the bottom is a perfect gravy in itself!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry

  • ½ cup butter, cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces

  • 2 navel oranges, halved

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 sprigs fresh sage

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour the chicken broth into a small roasting pan, and set aside.

  2. Loosen the skin from the breasts and thighs of the chicken. Stuff the butter pieces evenly underneath the skin of the chicken, and place into the roasting pan. Squeeze the orange halves over the chicken, and stuff the orange halves into the chicken cavity. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then rub in the minced garlic. Drizzle the melted butter all over the chicken, then lay the herb sprigs onto the breast and around the legs.

  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and baste the chicken with the pan juices. Continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 1 to 2 hours. Baste the chicken every 10 to 15 minutes after you uncover it. Once cooked, allow the chicken to rest out of the oven for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

705 Calories
54g Fat
9g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 705
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 263mg 88%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 39mg 196%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 481mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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