Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

Roasted Chicken Orange
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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1046 Calories
58g Fat
23g Carbs
101g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1046
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 75%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 337mg 112%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 101g
Calcium 94mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple roasted chicken, seasoned with butter, rosemary, and oranges. A flavorful orange sauce is made with the drippings and served with the chicken.


  • 1 roasting chicken, about 5 pounds
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crumbled rosemary
  • 2 oranges, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Brush chicken with butter; season with salt, pepper, and the rosemary.

  2. Put orange halves in the chicken cavity.

  3. Roast in a preheated 325 F oven for about 2 1/2 hours, or use time guide on the chicken packaging. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should produce a temperature of at least 165 F.

  4. Remove chicken from the roasting pan and tent with foil to keep warm.

  5. Set the pan with drippings on a burner over medium heat. Sprinkle cornstarch into the pan drippings, and cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in remaining ingredients until smooth.

  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 2 minutes.

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