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Gluten Free Orange Herb Roasted Chicken

Chicken is marinated for several hours in orange juice and an herb mixture for an effortless and elegant meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken dinner ideas, roast chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Chicken this one is an organic 4 lb. chicken
  • 5-6 drumsticks
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions

  • Remove the chicken from the packaging, remove any giblets, and rinse under cold water – inside and out. Pat dry with paper towel and place chicken in a shallow baking dish.
  • Combine garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, basil, salt, and chili powder in a small bowl. Pour orange juice over the chicken and rub the herb mixture onto the whole chicken and extra chicken drumsticks, as well. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1-3 hours.
  • When you are ready to roast your chicken, preheat oven to 375℉
  • Place chicken breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast uncovered for 1 3/4 hours (about 20-25 minutes per pound).
  • When the whole chicken is done, broil the marinated drumsticks (or your favorite additional chicken parts) for 25 minutes turning after the first 15 minutes.

Notes

  • If you have never made a roast chicken before, make sure to remove any giblets (the little bundle of parts found inside the cavity of the chicken) and rinse under cold water – inside and out.
  • If you need more chicken as I did today, after your whole chicken is done you can broil marinated drumsticks (or your favorite additional chicken parts) for 25 minutes turning after the first 15 minutes.