Orange Roast Chicken

Orange Roast Chicken

The sweetness of the orange combines well with the heat from the red pepper flakes for great flavor.  This is just so simple to prepare and you could do this with any citrus not just oranges.


1 Whole chicken

1 Orange

2 Pinches of red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper


Loosen the skin from the breast of the chicken.  Cut two slices from the middle of the orange and slide one under the skin of each breast.  Squeeze the juice from the orange over the chicken.  Put the squeezed orange inside the cavity of the chicken.  Season the inside and outside of the chicken with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle 1 pinch of red pepper flakes over the breast of the chicken and the other pinch goes into the cavity of the chicken.  Roast in a 350 oven for 60-70 minutes or until your oven thermometer shows you have reached the correct temperature.  Let the chicken rest before carving.

Orange Chicken with Turmeric Rice

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

2          Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

2          Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and Pepper

1 Tsp. Five spice powder

1 Med  Onion, chopped

½         Red Pepper, chopped

½         Serrano pepper, chopped

Juice of one orange

Zest of one orange

Cilantro, chopped


Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken to the skillet seasoning with salt, pepper, and five spice powder.  Brown both sides.  Remove from pan.  Add the remaining oil to the skillet.  Add onions, peppers and chili to the skillet and sauté till tender.  Add the juice and use it to deglaze the pan.  Reduce sauce; return the chicken and any juice to the pan.  Cover and cook on simmer till chicken is cooked through.  Remove the chicken to a cutting board to rest.  Add orange zest and cilantro to the skillet.  Slice the chicken and serve with the orange sauce and vegetables over the sliced chicken.

Turmeric Rice

2 Cups Chicken broth

1Tbs.   Butter

1 Tsp.  Turmeric

1 Cup White rice


Bring chicken broth to a boil; add butter, turmeric and rice.  Bring back to a boil.  Lower heat to a low simmer and cook till rice is tender.