Chicken with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

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“This is delicious and fragrant! Your house smells wonderful while the chicken is roasting and the neighbors knock on your door looking for invitations to dinner. I make this at least once a month.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F degrees.
  2. Cut the lemon into quarters.
  3. Rub the outside of the chicken with one of the lemon quarters, then discard.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon and orange zests and 1 tablespoon of the grated ginger.
  5. Rub this mixture evenly in the cavity.
  6. Put the lemon and orange quarters inside the bird.
  7. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan.
  8. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  9. In the now-empty small bowl, combine the melted margarine or olive oil, lemon and orange juices, honey, and the remaining 2 tablespoons ginger.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Place the chicken in the oven and roast, basting with the citrus juice mixture at least 4 times during cooking, until the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.
  12. Transfer to a serving platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  13. Carve the chicken.
  14. Garnish with orange sections.
  15. Variation: Use 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice in place of the lemon juice.

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