Roasted Orange and Lemon Chicken Recipe
Easy to make ad deliciously moist roasted orange and lemon chicken recipe.
- 5-6 lb Whole Chicken
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 stick Unsalted butter
- Olive Oil as needed, enough to cover chicken.
- 1 Orange
- 1 Lemon
- Garlic Powder to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Remove the innards from the cavity of the chicken.Put chicken in a roasting pan. Gently wedge your fingers between the skin and meat and slightly loosen.Place pats of butter inside the loosened area between skin and chicken meat.Slice the lemon and orange into slices. Place slices into the empty chicken cavity.Cover the chicken with olive oil and massage the oil into the skin. This helps to lock in the juices while cooking. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper. After that, lightly sprinkle with garlic powder. Lastly, let sit for a couple minutes while you melt remainder of stick of butter.Massage melted butter onto the exterior of the chicken. Cover completely. Generously season with salt and pepper.Bake uncovered for 15 minutes in preheated oven, to lock in juices. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for about 30 minutes per lb.Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings about every 45 minutes.Cook to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).When done, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest 30 minutes before serving.